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ERIC Number: EJ771847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Questioning Masculinities: Interrogating Boys' Capacities for Self-Problematization in Schools
Kehler, Michael; Martino, Wayne
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n1 p90-112 2007
In drawing on selected interviews with adolescent boys from both Australia and North America, we present an analysis of boys' own capacities for interrogating gender normalisation in their school lives. We set this analysis against a critique of the public media debates about boys' education, which continue to be fuelled by a moral panic about the status of boys as the new disadvantaged. Our aim is to raise questions about boys' existing capacities for problematizing social relations of masculinity and how these might be mobilized in schools to support a counter-hegemonic practice committed to interrogating gender oppression. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; North America