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Peter West

Dr Peter West is a well-known expert on men and boys. He is the author of Fathers, Sons and Lovers: Men Talk about Their Lives from the 1930s to Today (Finch,1996). He works part-time in the Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney.

Author's website: Boys Learning


 
Are fathers missing in action in today's families?
Society - 10/11/2014 - 16 comments
Sydney's Apocalypse now: fear and loathing in Bondi jungle
Society - 24/09/2014 - 16 comments
Are men fools and clowns? Why media images of men matter
Society - 8/09/2014 - 53 comments
Football, fighting and feminism: some traps for men today
Sport - 4/07/2014 - 25 comments
Making older men and women healthier
Society - 4/06/2014 - 10 comments
Being a man in 2014: reflections on the NSW Men’s Health and Wellbeing Conference
Society - 12/05/2014 - 5 comments
Trashing Sydney's Botanic Gardens
Environment - 9/04/2014 - 11 comments
Centennial Park and the privatisation of public space
Nation Building - 10/10/2013 - 2 comments
'I want to be like Mike!': males and body image
Society - 20/08/2013 - 1 comment
The struggle to help boys learn
Education - 14/08/2013 - 11 comments
The new, improved Sydney Morning Herald?
Media - 22/03/2013 - 11 comments
Arnold, the massive muscular body and the American dream
January 2013 Feature - 17/01/2013 - 3 comments
Learning how to be better fathers
Domestic Politics - 10/12/2012 - 3 comments
The future of public broadcasting
Media - 23/10/2012 - 6 comments
Race, desire and South Pacific
The Arts - 17/09/2012 - 1 comment
Please move sir, lest you molest
Law & Liberties - 21/08/2012 - 36 comments
Raising kids without pain and trouble
Society - 30/07/2012 - 3 comments
If all men are monsters, how should we raise our boys?
Society - 9/07/2012 - 19 comments
Randle with care: ABC's tragic night of comedy
Media - 25/05/2012 - 19 comments
Are Australians racist?
Society - 6/12/2011 - 85 comments
Sydney and Melbourne: a tale of two audiences
Society - 23/11/2011 - 9 comments
Finding the meaning of a man's life: Tanveer Ahmed's memoir
The Arts - 10/10/2011 - 4 comments
Trouble on the street
Society - 18/08/2011 - 13 comments
Welcome to the world of Nineteen Eighty Four: The U.K. scandal and Australia
Media - 21/07/2011 - 15 comments
Sideshow: The Dumbing Down of Democracy
Media - 10/06/2011 - 16 comments
Wild men and Angry Boys
Media - 18/05/2011 - 4 comments
Cyberbullying, that schoolyard body slam, and footballers behaving badly
Society - 18/03/2011 - 109 comments
Men in the age of feminism
Society - 22/10/2010 - 246 comments
Boys in trouble
Society - 7/10/2010 - 35 comments
Education policy from the back of an envelope
Education - 18/08/2010
Academic apartheid
Education - 5/08/2010 - 13 comments
Changing men, changing times
Society - 14/07/2010 - 31 comments
Men, racism and football
June 2010 Feature - 16/06/2010 - 57 comments
Understanding Tiger Woods: finding the man behind the tiger
Society - 13/01/2010 - 19 comments
Rescuing our kids, not popping pills into them
Health - 17/12/2009 - 13 comments
Hey, hey, blackface comedy
Law & Liberties - 12/10/2009 - 97 comments
Can we get healthier outcomes from Aussie men?
Health - 13/01/2009 - 15 comments
Staying fit and strong as we age
September 2008 Feature - 23/09/2008 - 7 comments
Men and their mothers
Society - 9/05/2008 - 15 comments
A few good ideas
March 2008 Feature - 11/03/2008 - 3 comments
Boys and guns
Education - 11/01/2008 - 47 comments
Making an education revolution happen
Education - 10/12/2007 - 14 comments
Kevin Rudd's 'To Do' list
Domestic Politics - 13/11/2007 - 7 comments
Dumbing down SBS
Media - 5/09/2007 - 14 comments
Childhood dangers: then and now
Society - 8/08/2007 - 7 comments
Men after retirement
Society - 19/07/2007 - 10 comments
Visions of America - it's all about them!
International - 4/06/2007 - 34 comments
Making your masculinity in the gym
Sport - 29/11/2006 - 10 comments
Single-sex is best (sometimes)
Education - 15/11/2006 - 27 comments
Kids rule
Society - 20/10/2006 - 39 comments
Is masculinity really in crisis?
Society - 2/10/2006 - 27 comments
The new media laws: a fig leaf to conceal bargains among thieves
Media - 20/07/2006 - 5 comments
Male-bashing
Media - 20/01/2006 - 111 comments
Sydney’s burning: but why did it happen?
Society - 14/12/2005 - 49 comments
A new switched-on and cynical generation
December 2005 Feature - 12/12/2005 - 52 comments
Australia the clever country? Hah!
Education - 26/08/2005 - 14 comments
The role of academics in a time of troubles
Education - 27/07/2005 - 7 comments
‘Nearer my God to thee’: What happens to men midlife?
Society - 8/06/2005 - 10 comments
Don't use the 'f' (for fail) word
Education - 18/05/2005 - 10 comments
What's going wrong for boys?
Education - 10/05/2005 - 27 comments
Latham's right - parents need plenty of education and social support
Society - 2/02/2004
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