Boys, Young Men and Violence

Masculinities, Education and Practice

  • Ken Harland
  • Sam McCready

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 7-26
  4. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 27-53
  5. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 117-127
  6. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 128-165
  7. Ken Harland, Sam McCready
    Pages 166-189
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 190-225

About this book


This book draws upon data collected over an 18 year period with over 1000 boys and young men across Northern Ireland. Providing critical reflections on violence, masculinity and education, it uses the voices and experiences of young men to inform and influence research, practice and policy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ken Harland
    • 1
  • Sam McCready
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Sociology and Applied Social StudiesUlster UniversityUK

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