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© 2015

Boys, Young Men and Violence

Masculinities, Education and Practice

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 7-26
  4. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 27-53
  5. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 117-127
  6. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 128-165
  7. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 166-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 190-225

About this book

Introduction

This book draws upon data collected over an 18 year period with over 1000 boys and young men across Northern Ireland. Providing critical reflections on violence, masculinity and education, it uses the voices and experiences of young men to inform and influence research, practice and policy.

Keywords

Young men and violence research with boys and young men ethnographic and qualitative and quantitative research voices of young men Centre for Young Men's Studies paramilitary organisations Troubles'in Northern Ireland peacebuilding representations of young men moral panic' social ecological context masculinity shame localised masculinities hegemonic and subordinate masculinities masculinity and class patriarchy shifting masculinities Northern Ireland Taking Boys Seriously education Moral organization quantitative research unemployment violence

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sociology and Applied Social StudiesUlster UniversityUK

About the authors

Ken Harland has lectured in Community Youth Work in the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies at Ulster University, UK since 2002. He is also co-founder and co-director of the university's Centre for Young Men's Studies. His specific research interests focus on themes of masculinity, violence, educational attainment, mental health and youth work methodology.

 
Sam McCready is Professor of Community Youth Work in the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies at Ulster University, UK. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Young Men's Studies. His research interests are in youth work, young men and education, young men and violence, and examining issues facing young people.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“In Boys, Young Men, and Violence, Ken Harland and Sam McCready provides the results of an 18-year study that focused on the development of adolescent boys and young men ranging in ages from eleven to twenty-three. … They provide data and ideas that are particularly needed by educators, professionals, officials, and researchers worldwide, to better respond to at-risk adolescent boys and young men who struggle with violence on an everyday basis.” (Michael R. Shew, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Vol. 45, 2016)