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Boys Will Be Boys

Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence

Myriam Miedzian

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)

386 pp.  
5½ x 8½

Lantern Books


Published:  November 2002


Myriam Miedzian holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University and a masters degree in clinical social work from Hunter College, City University of New York. She has been a professor of philosophy at a number of universities, including Rutgers and the City University of New York. She divides her time between New York City and the Hudson Valley, New York. See all books by Myriam Miedzian

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