War Against Boys How Misguided Policies Are Harming Our Young Men

ISBN-10: 1451644183
ISBN-13: 9781451644180
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Description: Despite popular belief, American boys tag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college. Our young men are greatly at risk, yet the best-known studies and experts insist that it's girls who are in need of our  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Despite popular belief, American boys tag behind girls in reading and writing ability, and they are less likely to go to college. Our young men are greatly at risk, yet the best-known studies and experts insist that it's girls who are in need of our attention. The highly publicized "girl crisis" has led to many changes in American schools, politics, and parenting...but at what cost?In this provocative book, Christina Hoff Sommers argues that our society has continued to overemphasize the troubles of girls while our boys suffer from the same self-esteem and academic problems. Boys need help, but not the sort of help they've been getting.

Preface to the New Edition
Where the Boys Are
No Country for Young Men
Guys and Dolls
Carol Gilligan and the Incredible Shrinking Girl
Gilligan's Island
Save the Males
Why Johnny Can't, Like, Read and Write
The Moral Life of Boys
War and Peace
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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