ERIC Number: EJ862664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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Mouths Wide Shut: Gender-Quiet Teenage Males on Gender-Bending, Gender-Passing and Masculinities
Davidson, Samuel M.
International Review of Education, v55 n5-6 p615-631 Nov 2009
Through individual narratives, three adolescent males of colour reflect on their fluid masculinities in relation to ethnicity, spirituality and sexuality. The self-described gender benders examine their complex relationships and hybrid identities, which cross the various boundaries of heteronormativity routinely legitimatised through peer norms and educational practices. They voice experiences and gender performances in context of the reshaping of the school's official and unofficial heterosexist climate in which gender-bending males are often marginalised.
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Sexuality, Males, Spiritual Development, Ethnicity, Personal Narratives, Adolescent Attitudes, Masculinity, Sexual Orientation, Organizational Climate, Critical Theory, Sexual Identity, Sex Stereotypes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A