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Masculinities in Education
Masculinities in education
JonSwain

Boys negotiate and perform different versions of masculinity in a range of social and cultural situations, such as families, neighborhoods, schools, sport, popular media and culture, commodified style cultures, labor markets, and so on, and each of these sites offers boys ways of constructing appropriate ways of being male and possibilities for forming views of themselves and relations with others. The meanings, ideas, attitudes, and beliefs that are generated in each area interrelate and are carried over to the others, but this chapter sets out to consider the education system and, in particular, how school processes and the meanings and practices found within the school setting contribute to, and help form, young boys' masculinities. Many researchers writing on adolescent boys ...

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