This comprehensive, practical resource provides specific strategies for counsellors working with boys and male adolescents from different cultural backgrounds. The first part examines how psychological, career and athletic development of boys is shaped by a complex interaction of biological, social, cultural and economic forces. TheSecond Part covers cultural considerations when counselling particular North American client groups, such as Hispanic-Americans. The final part focuses on special populations such as gay, sexually abused and developmentally disabled boys.

Chapter 2: A Cultural Critique of Current Practices of Male Adolescent Identity Formation

A Cultural Critique of Current Practices of Male Adolescent Identity Formation

A cultural critique of current practices of male adolescent identity formation
WarrenSpielberg

In Genesis 37, it is reported that Joseph's brothers plot to kill him because, as the chosen heir to the legacy of Jacob, he will have dominion over them. Already favored by his father, he has been given a multicolored coat, which symbolically reflects his full and flamboyant identity. Joseph's brothers have additional, more powerful reasons to be angry. According to later biblical philosophical commentary, the character and name of Joseph has been associated with the term Yisod. Translated literally, Yisod itself means male principle, or phallus, and suggests that it was Joseph alone who was intended to be the generational conduit of male ...

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