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The Resource The bully society : school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America's schools, Jessie Klein

The bully society : school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America's schools, Jessie Klein

Label
The bully society : school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America's schools
Title
The bully society
Title remainder
school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America's schools
Statement of responsibility
Jessie Klein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In today's schools, kids bullying kids is not an occasional occurrence but rather an everyday reality where children learn early that being sensitive, respectful, and kind earns them no respect. The author makes the provocative argument that the rise of school shootings across America, and childhood aggression more broadly, are the consequences of a society that actually promotes aggressive and competitive behavior. This work is a call to reclaim America's schools from the vicious cycle of aggression that threatens our children and our society at large. Heartbreaking interviews illuminate how both boys and girls obtain status by acting "masculine", displaying aggression at one another's expense as both students and adults police one another to uphold gender stereotypes. The author shows that the aggressive ritual of gender policing in American culture creates emotional damage that perpetuates violence through revenge, and that this cycle is the main cause of not only the many school shootings that have shocked America, but also related problems in schools, manifesting in high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-cutting, truancy, and substance abuse. After two decades working in schools as a school social worker and professor, the author proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends, transforming school bully societies into compassionate communities
  • Argues that the rise in school violence is the consequence of a society that promotes and encourages aggressive and competitive behavior, and proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends and stress compassion over bullying
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Jessie
Dewey number
302.34/30973
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.B85
LC item number
K584 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Intersections : transdisciplinary perspectives on genders and sexualities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullying
  • Bullying in schools
  • School shootings
  • School discipline
  • Adolescent
  • Bullying
  • Gender Identity
  • Schools
  • Social Class
  • Violence
  • United States
  • United States
  • Bullies
  • School shootings
  • School discipline
Label
The bully society : school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America's schools, Jessie Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: the gender police -- Social status wars -- Masculinity and white supremacy -- Violence against girls -- Gay bashing -- Girl bashing -- Cyber-bullying -- Adult bullies -- The bully economy -- America is from Mars, Europe is from Venus -- Creating kinder schools and cyberspaces -- Conclusion: from a bully society to compassionate communities -- Appendix: methodology -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Control code
755213489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780814748886
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011039377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)755213489
Label
The bully society : school shootings and the crisis of bullying in America's schools, Jessie Klein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: the gender police -- Social status wars -- Masculinity and white supremacy -- Violence against girls -- Gay bashing -- Girl bashing -- Cyber-bullying -- Adult bullies -- The bully economy -- America is from Mars, Europe is from Venus -- Creating kinder schools and cyberspaces -- Conclusion: from a bully society to compassionate communities -- Appendix: methodology -- Notes -- Index -- About the author
Control code
755213489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 307 pages
Isbn
9780814748886
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011039377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)755213489

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