Based on a two year study of boys aged four to six when boys become boys offers a new way of thinking about boys development chu finds that behaviors typically viewed as natural for boys reflect an adaptation to cultures that require boys to be emotionally stoic competitive and aggressive if they are to be accepted as real boys. When judy y chu first encountered the four year old boys we meet in this book they were experiencing a social initiation into boyhood they were initially astute in picking up on other peoples emotions emotionally present in their relationships and competent in their navigation of the human social world. Through developing relationships with four and five year old boys and working closely with them over time i observed these young boys to have the cognitive and emotional capacity to exhibit qualities and skills that challenge how boys are commonly thought of and spoken about in the literature on boys development and in our everyday lives. When boys become boys development relationships and masculinity judy y chu edd is an affiliated faculty member of the program in human biology at stanford university. The very title of judy y chus when boys become boys development relationships and masculinity suggests that interesting insights are in store parsing the thesis from the seemingly tautological main title proves illuminating the subtle shift from sex to gender hints at the books core focus a re gendered paraphrasing of de beauvoirs famous insight one is not born a boy but
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