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Boys to men

Two books confront changing understandings of masculinity.


*Boys: What It Means to Become a Man

Rachel Giese

Patrick Crean Editions

Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity

Jamil Jivani


WILL BOYS BE BOYS? In the face of rising feminist visibility and the concomitant backlash against it, what it means to grow up male is increasingly under interrogation. Boys: What It Means to Become a Manby Rachel Giese and Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity by Jamil Jivani complicate the mainstream narrative about traditional masculine identity. Each author has a stake in the topic: Giese as a public intellectual and a mom, and Jivani as a young man from a disadvantaged background who now works as a lawyer and social justice advocate.

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