Boys Will Be Boys

Author: Myriam Miedzian

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590560358

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 386

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In this book, Miedzian provides a thorough investigation of the numerous factors influencing aggression and violence in American males. In addition, she also provides descriptions and proposals for interventions, social action, and solutions to break the link between masculinity and violence. The book is separated into three major parts: 1) The Problem: The acceptance of violence as a way of life; 2) Toward a Solution: Raising sons for the twenty-first century; 3) Conclusions: Beyond the masculine mystique. Throughout the book Miedzian emphasizes that because males have a high potential for aggression and violence, every effort should be made to encourage and model for males those qualities that are counter to violence. She illustrates the large extent to which our culture currently (and historically) encourages qualities and values that increase a male's propensity for violence. (From a review of the book by Lori A. Cillo)

Boys Will Be Boys

Author: Sara Suleri Goodyear

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022604467X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

View: 1921


Sara Suleri Goodyear's Meatless Days, recognized now as a classic of postcolonial literature, is a finely wrought memoir of her girlhood in Pakistan after the 1947 partition. Set around the women of her family, Meatless Days intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with Suleri Goodyear's most intimate memories of her grandmother, mother, and sisters. In Boys Will Be Boys, she returns—with the same treasury of language, humor, and passion—to her childhood and early adulthood to pay tribute to her father, the political journalist Z. A. Suleri (known as Pip, for his "patriotic and preposterous" disposition). Taking its title from that jokingly chosen by her father for his unwritten autobiography, Boys Will Be Boys dips in and out of Suleri Goodyear's upbringing in Pakistan and her life in the United States, moving between public and private history and addressing questions of loss and cultural displacement through a resolutely comic lens. In this rich portrait, Pip emerges as a prodigious figure: an ardent agitator against British rule in the 1930s and 1940s, a founder of the Times of Karachi and the Evening Times, on-and-off editor of the Pakistan Times, for a brief time director of the Pakistan military intelligence service, and a frequently jailed antagonist of successive Pakistani leaders. To the author, though, he was also "preposterous . . . counting himself king of infinite space," a man who imposed outrageously on his children. As Suleri Goodyear chronicles, Pip demanded their loyalty yet banished them easily from his favor; contrary and absurdly unfair, he read their diaries, interfered in their relationships, and believed in a father's inalienable right to oppress his children. Suleri Goodyear invites the reader into an intimacy shaped equally by history and intensely personal detail, creating an elegant elegy for a man of force and contradiction. And perhaps Pip was not so preposterous after all: "On Judgment Day," he told his daughter, "I will say to God, 'Be merciful, for I have already been judged by my child.'"

BOYS WILL BE BOYS and FIVE ONE-ACT PLAYS

Author: Robert Manns

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595349706

Category: Drama

Page: 136

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With the loosening of constraints on what may be discussed and portrayed in plays dealing with homosexuality, similar relaxation should be expected for heterosexual works. Within the bounds of good taste, of course. And taste, like time, alters. Hopefully, the time is now. *** In an age of miniaturization, the one-act play should find itself at home. People do attend concertized etudes, most often for the piano, and that is precisely what a one-act play is-an etude. Sometimes it's a character study, others a piece of action, still others a complete little story, and several strung together selectively can make a program.

Cross-cultural Pragmatics

Author: Anna Wierzbicka

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110177692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 502

View: 6101


This book challenges the approaches to human interaction based on supposedly universal 'maxims of conversation' and 'principles of politeness, ' which fly in the face of reality as experienced by millions of people crossing language boundaries (refugees, immigrants, etc.) and which cannot help in the practical tasks of cross-cultural communication and education. In contrast to such approaches, this book is both theoretical and practical: it shows that in different societies, norms of human interaction are different and reflect different cultural attitudes and values; and it offers a framework within which different cultural norms and different ways of speaking can be effectively explored, explained, and taught. The book discusses data from a wide range of languages and it shows that the meanings expressed in human interaction and the different 'cultural scripts' prevailing in different speech communities can be clearly and intelligibly described and compared by using a 'natural semantic metalanguage, ' based on empirically established universal human concepts. As the book shows, this metalanguage can be used as a basis for teaching successful cross-cultural communication, including the teaching of languages in a cultural context.

New Directions

Author: Peter Gardner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521541725

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 292

View: 8838


New Directions is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced learners. It prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings, from a variety of genres, and by having them apply critical thinking skills as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on multiple longer readings gives New Directions its distinctive character.

''Thoughts From Within'' and Other Poems

Author: Agnolia B. Gay

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450069118

Category: Poetry

Page: 354

View: 1463


This collection of poems honors the Everyday: a mother's birthday, a grandparent's passing, a broken heart, the students she advocates for and supports in their own artistic quests.

Let's Hear It from the Boys

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472974603

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6241


The definitive guide to raising boys' achievement in secondary schools by leading expert Gary Wilson. What better way to raise boys' achievement than to hear the issues from the students themselves? Let's Hear It from the Boys encourages readers to take matters into their own hands and listen to the boys in their school. Gary Wilson offers tips to help start a conversation with boys, and guides secondary teachers in placing the needs of boys firmly on the whole-school agenda. It's a well-known fact that girls outperform boys across every stage of the UK education system. Of the boys who underachieve, white working-class boys are consistently in last place. In this unique practical guide to raising boys' achievement in secondary settings, Gary lets the students do the talking through real-life testimonies. Tackling various aspects of learning in the secondary classroom, from exams, essay-writing and academic setting to punishments and rewards, this book offers a fresh perspective on boys' experiences of education, helping teachers to understand the various reasons why boys may underachieve and how teachers can tackle this. Complete with expert advice and practical strategies, it will spark new ideas in teachers and school leaders to support boys in their settings and create the best learning environment for all students.

They'll Be Okay

Author: Collett Smart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 073364077X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3646


This is the must-have book for parents of young people who want to keep their children safe, whole and happy. Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at them. It's impossible for parents to be experts on all the new challenges their children are facing.That's why it's essential to turn to a real expert. Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer - and a mum of three. She knows that it is crucial for parents to discuss uncomfortable, yet fundamentally important topics with their children - and this book tells parents why and how. If you're a parent who feels like you just don't know how to talk to your children about some of these difficult topics, this book has all the tools you need. There is invaluable advice on: * Body safety, body image and objectification * Break-ups, hook-ups and unconditional love * Sex education and pornography * Misogyny and harassment * Manners, empathy and respect Whether you want to prepare your child for the years ahead or you have an issue that needs to be addressed right now, this is the must-have book to help keep your children safe, whole and happy in these challenging times.

The Wonder of Boys

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101043431

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 7911


"THE WONDER OF BOYS is a provocative book that electrifies the debate over how this nation raises sons." — USA Today In this insightful and practical book, Michael Gurian describes what boys need to become strong, responsible, sensitive men. Instead of encouraging us to stifle boys' natural propensities for competition and aggression, Gurian offers effective and practical guidelines for channeling them. He shows how the evils boys are susceptible to, including gang activity, sexual misconduct, and crime, become necessary outlets when positive role models and adult support are not available. Most important, Gurian explains what a boy really needs--a primary and an extended family, relationships with mentors, and intense support form his school and community--and details how we can provide these things for the boys we love.