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Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

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Description for Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection Paperback. Deep Secrets reveals the false story we tell about boys, friendships, and human nature. Niobe Way argues that boys experience a "crisis of connection" as they approach manhood. Human needs and capacities are given a sex (female) and a sexuality (gay), and thus are discouraged for those who are neither. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: JMC; JMG; JMH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 203 x 139 x 25. Weight in Grams: 354.

“Boys are emotionally illiterate and don’t want intimate friendships.” In this empirically grounded challenge to our stereotypes about boys and men, Niobe Way reveals the intense intimacy among teenage boys especially during early and middle adolescence. Boys not only share their deepest secrets and feelings with their closest male friends, they claim that without them they would go “wacko.” Yet as boys become men, they become distrustful, lose these friendships, and feel isolated and alone.

Drawing from hundreds of interviews conducted throughout adolescence with black, Latino, white, and Asian American boys, Deep Secrets reveals the ways in which we ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Harvard University Press United States
Number of pages
336
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
Weight
354g
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Cambridge, Mass, United States
ISBN
9780674072428
SKU
V9780674072428
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About Niobe Way
Niobe Way is Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University and director of the Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology.

Reviews for Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection
[Deep Secrets] offers a surprising glimpse into the hearts of American boys, revealing a group of lonely young men who crave acceptance and belonging and deeply miss the friendships of their childhood...Compulsively readable...Way recounts the hundreds of interviews her team conducted in American high schools. The voices present are heartbreakingly authentic in revealing a pattern, a gradual drift away from ... Read more

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