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ERIC Number: EJ882182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Becoming a "Proper Man": Young People's Attitudes about Interpersonal Violence and Perceptions of Gender
McCarry, Melanie
Gender and Education, v22 n1 p17-30 Jan 2010
Whilst public awareness campaigns, interventions and legal reforms have done much to challenge gendered interpersonal violence, the incidence and prevalence of this violence is not decreasing. Furthermore, research with young people reveals significant acceptance and tolerance of interpersonal violence if perpetrated by men within the parameters of an intimate heterosexual relationship. Empirical data from a study with young people in Glasgow will be used in this article to explore young people's attitudes about gendered interpersonal abuse and violence and young people's perceptions of gender roles and specifically "masculinity". It is argued that in order to understand the continued tolerance of male abuse/violence, it is necessary to appreciate how young people conceptualise the role of women and men within intimate heterosexual relationships. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Glasgow)