Studies of masculinity have been largely absent from educational research. This book presents a collection of current critical scholarship on the creation of masculinities in schools. Contributors examine experiences in North American, Australian and British schools at all levels from preschool to graduation, and from school settings such as computer labs to the football field. The result is a thoughtful analysis of how masculinities are related to competing definitions of masculinity and femininity. The chapters show how masculinities are constructed among teachers, students and administrators, and locates these analyses within broader social, economic and ideological contexts.

“What's This about a Few Good Men?”: Negotiating Gender in Military Education

“What's This about a Few Good Men?”: Negotiating Gender in Military Education

“What's this about a few good men?”: Negotiating gender in military education
DianeDiamondMichael S.KimmelKirbySchroeder

Daily, the headlines shout at us. Tailhook. Aberdeen Proving Ground. Several of the highest ranking career military officers have resigned over allegations of sexual harassment and adultery. The nation's highest ranking noncommissioned officer stood accused by five women of rape and sexual misconduct. A West Point cadet was expelled for rape. In one survey, two of three women in the military report having been sexually harassed (Schmitt, 1990, p. A22). Suddenly the U.S. military has become the chief theater of operations in the war between the sexes.

At the same time, the last two remaining publicly supported military-style all-male institutions of higher ...

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