Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes

Author: 

Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown and Mark Tappan

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St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 

October 13, 2009

Boys are overwhelmed with media images that encourage slacking over studying, competition over teamwork,
power over empowerment, and being cool over being yourself. Packaging Boyhood presents a survey of over
600 American boys, who offer their insights into boy stereotypes. It also provides advice for parents
about how to talk to boys about boyhood in media.

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