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Books, Journals, New Media
December 28, 2005


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(24):3143-3144. doi:10.1001/jama.294.24.3143-b

In Dying to be Men, Gary T. Barker seeks to answer the question, In societies that disenfranchise young men because of their social class and race from socially prescribed versions of manhood, what makes some young men find pathways of resistance against resorting to violence, including gender-based violence? He draws on various qualitative research projects that he conducted with young men aged 15 to 24 years from Brazil, the United States, Nigeria, and Jamaica during the period 1994-2004. Barker's analysis focuses on similarities across countries. He does not limit his analysis to the four countries in which he has collected data but uses information from other settings as well.

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