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The Resource Why Young Men

Why Young Men

Label
Why Young Men
Title
Why Young Men
Statement of responsibility
Jamil Jivani
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Across the world, we see an explosion of unpredictable violence committed by alienated young men. Jamil Javani recounts his experiences working as an activist throughout North America and the Middle East, and draws striking parallels between ISIS recruits, gangbangers, and neo-Nazis in the West. Since narrowly escaping a descent into crime and gang violence in his native Toronto, Jivani has devoted his life to helping other at-risk youths avoid this fate in cities across North America. After the Paris terrorist attacks of 2016, he travelled to Europe and the Middle East to assist Muslim community outreach groups focused on deterring ISIS recruitment. Why Young Men traces Jivani’s education as an activist fighting one of today’s most dangerous and intractable problems: acts of violence by angry young men. Jivani relates his personal story, his work with disenfranchised people of colour in North America and at risk youth in the Middle East and Africa, and his experiences with the white working class. He profiles a diverse array of young men – and those trying to help them – drawing parallels between these groups, refuting the popular belief that they are radically different from each other, and offering concrete steps towards countering this global trend. “Powerfully moving ... Why Young Men is a brilliant exploration of race, class, hopelessness, and why all too many young men turn to radicalization and violence.” AMY CHUA, author of BATTLE HYMN OF THE TIGER MOTHER
Summary
This memoir from a young community activist who has devoted his life to helping at-risk youths throughout the world draws parallels between ISIS recruits, gang members and Neo-Nazis and discusses how to break the cycle of terror and violence
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Tone
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DLC
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Jamil Jivani
Dewey number
155.65
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Social Science / General
Target audience
adult
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the dangerous allure of violent movements and what we can do about it
Label
Why Young Men
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010365
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925700558
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Why Young Men
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010365
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925700558
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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