OSI Articles

"A FRATERNITY FOR THOSE WHO NEED ONE"
Where's the White House Council on Men and Boys?


ABSTRACT:

The story from the White House is that President Obama has asked that each day 10 of the thousands of letters he receives are selected and brought to his attention. With this device he wants to know, to the extent that he can, how his correspondents regard his administration.
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"Enabling men in literature: TEACHING MALE-POSITIVE MASCULINITIES IN A COLLEGE ENGLISH CLASS"

ABSTRACT:

Recent concern about the education of boys and men is certainly justified. Masculinities; those various, sometimes competitive, masculine identities; are often misrepresented in American culture leaving many boys and men feeling alienated and excluded from their learning and living communities. A new acute attentiveness to discourses about boys, men, and masculinities and how they are inscribed without question in our culture is timely and auspicious. Teaching a male-positive literature class can intervene in and contribute positively to the education of boys and men by enabling them to become embodied literate learners and leaders, to become men in literature. Sustaining this male-positive strategy of acute attentiveness and positive intervention, my research answers four interrelated questions: Are American boys and men poorly served by education? What opportunities for undertaking a male-positive approach to education and literacy are evident in current scholarship? How successful was my Men in Literature course in enabling male literacy? What male-positive strategies might better enable men in literature and literacy?  [full article...]

"Enabling men in literature: TEACHING MALE-POSITIVE MASCULINITIES IN A COLLEGE ENGLISH CLASS"

ABSTRACT:

Recent concern about the education of boys and men is certainly justified. Masculinities; those various, sometimes competitive, masculine identities; are often misrepresented in American culture leaving many boys and men feeling alienated and excluded from their learning and living communities. A new acute attentiveness to discourses about boys, men, and masculinities and how they are inscribed without question in our culture is timely and auspicious. Teaching a male-positive literature class can intervene in and contribute positively to the education of boys and men by enabling them to become embodied literate learners and leaders, to become men in literature. Sustaining this male-positive strategy of acute attentiveness and positive intervention, my research answers four interrelated questions: Are American boys and men poorly served by education? What opportunities for undertaking a male-positive approach to education and literacy are evident in current scholarship? How successful was my Men in Literature course in enabling male literacy? What male-positive strategies might better enable men in literature and literacy?  [full article...]

"the art and science of psychotherapy with men"

ABSTRACT:

When the male patient enters our office, he needs to be met by a therapist who holds a relevant psychology for contemporary men.  The yang of women's liberation as it affects the development of uncertainty in boys, adolescents and men must be factored into treatment.  The unique expression of symptoms or lack of symptomatology in men who are truly upset, needs to be seen in the context of our times and, perhaps the most important prevailing attitude toward men can be a sense of new possibilities.  [full article...]

"DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN"

ABSTRACT:

Considering Domestic Violence Against Men is decidedly politically incorrect.  It is so incorrect that our protest on behalf of men may even cause a reaction against the discussion of this silent crisis for men.  But in the effort to protect women we must face up to a harder question: Protecting men. [full article...]

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