In this article I examine the situation of girls in the North Caucasus, a region that combines features of both a traditional society with its emphasis on the value of religion, family, and older generations, and a modernized society with its emphasis on the economic emancipation of women, and the pursuit of self-development and individual life strategies. The research model used interviews with girls and an analysis of essays written by girls in high school to explore their life values, priorities, and the impact of religion and traditions on their lives. The research also sought to identify girls' place in the gender, age, and status hierarchies of local societies.
Melissa Bingmann. 2015. Prep School Cowboys: Ranch Schools in the American West. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. 256 pp. ISBN 978-0826355430
Implications for Adolescent Health
Marni Sommer, Samuel Likindikoko, and Sylvia Kaaya
As the global youth population grows exponentially across Africa, there is increasing recognition of the risky health behaviors impeding boys’ healthy transitions through puberty. This study in Tanzania sought to capture boys’ voiced experiences of transitioning through adolescence, and the masculinity norms shaping boys’ engagement in risky behaviors. A critical finding was the gap in parent-son communication around pubertal body changes and avoidance of risk behaviors. Findings also suggest influences from globalization and modernization are changing boys’ pubertal experiences and introducing new challenges for parents attempting to provide guidance. Given evidence from high-income countries indicating parents can serve as protective factors for young people during the transition through adolescence, additional research is needed to understand current parent-son dynamics and potential interventions.
confrontation with the modernization of consciousness in urban America. One historian, Thomas Cochran (in The Inner Revolution , 1964) actually estimates the watershed year as 1910, coincidentally the founding year of the BSA, and both historians and social
Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris
, economic modernization, and cultural transformations, as well as by the will for change represented by the everyday choices of countless millions” (2007: 109). The impact of such shifts has been realized in the form of broader social and cultural
Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many
Antony Mukasa Mate
the old-generation white male from colonial times, while Joe is the young modernized, urbanized macho man full of virility. Hence, there is a struggle between the traditional and a new brand of British expatriate masculinity. The issue of virility
Robyn Singleton, Jacqueline Carter, Tatianna Alencar, Alicia Piñeirúa-Menéndez, and Kate Winskell
of modernization and economic development … the figure of the macho was contrasted with a modern, educated personality … This view also sustains the belief that the more rural a man is, the more macho , and that machismo is provincial and
The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo, 1997)
may be just the sort of ‘modernization’ of men's behavior which now increases their power as individual men” ( 1997: xxiii , quoted in Tincknell and Chambers 2002: 154 ). Another significant fact is that the men act “as women would” by stripping, but
The process of modernization in Japan appeared as a separation of the senses and remapping of the body, particularly privileging the sense of vision. How did the filmmakers, critics, and novelists in the 1920s and 1930s respond to such a reorganization of the body and the elevation of vision in the context of film culture? How did they formulate a cinematic discourse on remapping the body when the status of cinema was still in flux and its definition was debated? Focusing on cinematic commentary made by different writers, this article tackles these questions. Sato Haruo, Ozu Yasujiro, and Iwasaki Akira questioned the separation of the senses, which was often enforced by state. Inspired by German cinema released in Japan at that time, they explored the notion of the haptic in cinema and problematized the privileged sense of vision in this new visual medium.
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communication devices such as portable radios broadcasting music, news and outside opinions becomes a central focus for male villagers’ frustration of not being able to control the women. Here, Sembène situates popular suspicions of outsiders and modernization