Boyz 2 Buddhas: Counseling Urban High School Male Athletes in the Zone (Counterpoints #198) (Paperback)

Boyz 2 Buddhas: Counseling Urban High School Male Athletes in the Zone (Counterpoints #198) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), David Forbes Cover Image
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This is book number 198 in the Counterpoints series.


Is conventional masculinity hazardous to young men's health? Boyz 2 Buddhas proposes that mindfulness meditation can help male teens deal with the unhealthy pressures of growing up today. After examining high school football - a popular activity that evokes troublesome aspects of male consciousness and behavior - David Forbes describes a meditation and discussion group he held with urban high school football players. The students meditated in order to play football in the zone, a state of higher awareness. Along the way they also learned to live their lives in the same manner, resulting in a more mindful, healthy way of growing up to be men. The counseling model illustrated in this book blends popular culture with contemplative practice, and addresses young men's need for greater personal meaning.

About the Author

The Author: David Forbes teaches school counseling in the School of Education at Brooklyn College/City University of New York. He received his doctorate in education (counseling) from the University of California at Berkeley, and is the author of False Fixes: The Cultural Politics of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Relations.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820455365
ISBN-10: 0820455369
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: September 28th, 2004
Pages: 236
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints