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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

Masculinities in Education
Masculinities in education

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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