ERIC Number: ED531416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Making Space for Diverse Masculinities: Difference, Intersectionality, and Engagement in an Urban High School. Adolescent Cultures, School and Society, Volume 50
McCready, Lance T.
Peter Lang New York
What's it like for Black male students who are openly gay or "gender non-conforming" to navigate the social geography of urban schools? In the tradition of critical ethnographies of schooling, Lance T. McCready mobilizes feminist theories of intersectionality to explore the voices of Black gay male students and their teachers in a Northern California comprehensive high school. He analyzes the brave and often hilarious ways students "make space" by challenging conventional notions of Black masculinity and gay identity in educational spaces, such as an African dance program and the Gay-Straight Alliance. McCready challenges the dominance of race-class analyses in the field of urban education that fail to critically account for the relevance of gender and sexuality in school reform. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of the lives of queer youth of color in urban communities. Their experiences open up new ways of viewing the troubles of Black boys and the interventions meant to address those troubles.
Descriptors: Masculinity, Males, Homosexuality, African American Students, Urban Schools, High Schools, Surveys, Extracurricular Activities, Dance, Human Geography
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California