Packaging boyhood : saving our sons from superheroes, slackers, and other media stereotypes / Lyn Mikel Brown, Sharon Lamb, and Mark Tappan.
By: Brown, Lyn Mikel.
Contributor(s): Lamb, Sharon | Tappan, Mark B.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 340 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780312379391; 0312379390.Subject(s): Children's paraphernalia -- Marketing -- Social aspects -- United States | Boys -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Boys -- United States -- Psychology | Child consumers -- United States | Mass media and youth -- United StatesDDC classification: 339.4/7083410973
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Big, bold, and branded: what boys wear -- Super size me: what boys watch -- It's a guy thing: what boys read -- Do you hear what I hear?: what boys listen to -- Wanna play?: what boys do -- Rebel, resist, and refuse: conversations with our sons.
"From the authors of Packaging Girlhood comes a look at the narrow version of boyhood that is sold to our sons - and what you can do about it. Today's media and marketers besiege boys with a steady diet of negative imagery that encourages slacking over studying, competition over teamwork, power over empowerment, and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to videogames to Halloween costumes, boys are fed stereotypes about what it means to be a man, including messages about violence, risk taking, and perfecting an image of just not caring." "Straight from the mouths of more than six hundred boys surveyed from across the United States, the authors offer a look at what boys are watching, reading, hearing, and doing. Packaging Boyhood provides guidance on how to talk with your son about these troubling images and offers the tools and information you need to help him resist these stereotypes and be his unique self."--BOOK JACKET.