Masculinity is being discussed more than ever before, in a range of contexts. People talk about 'toxic masculinity', claim that there is a crisis in masculinity or argue that we need to 'reclaim masculinity'. There have always been many ways of being a man, and many people who have claimed that there are correct and incorrect ways of being a man. This important and timely book looks at the big questions surrounding definitions of masculinity, and discusses where ideas of masculinity have come from and the effects of gender stereotyping. The authors and contributors share their experiences of and perspectives on masculinity and invite readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include: What is Gender? How does it define us? What is Feminism? Why do we need it? What is Consent? Why is it important? What is Mental Health? Where does it come from?
Jeffrey Boakye (Author) Jeffrey Boakye is a writer, teacher and music enthusiast from Brixton, now living in Yorkshire with his wife and two sons. He has a particular interest in issues surrounding education, race and popular culture. Jeffrey has taught English in London secondary schools and sixth form colleges since 2007. His first book, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials, and the Meaning of Grime is an exploration of grime through the analysis of seminal tracks in the genre. His book Black, Listed was published to acclaim in 2019. Darren Chetty (Author) Darren Chetty taught in London primary schools for twenty years before becoming a Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of Education. Darren's award-winning research focuses on philosophy for children, multiculturalism and racism. He is the author of the essay 'You Can't Say That! Stories Have to be About White People' in the British Book Award-shortlisted anthology The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla. Darren reviews and writes about children's literature for Books for Keeps and is an educational consutant. He co-hosts, with Ty and PoetCurious, a Hip-Hop talk show on Soho Radio, and, since 2011, has convened the "UK #HipHopEd"Seminar Series for artists, teachers, activists and academics with an interest in the relationship between education and Hip-Hop culture.