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ERIC Number: EJ960573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Call and Response: How Narratives of Black Queer Youth Inform Popular Discourses of the "Boy Crisis" in Education
McCready, Lance T.
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v16 n4 p391-406 2012
The shift in attention to the "boy crisis" has been fuelled by a spate of popular trade books dealing with raising of boys and the alleged failures and deceptions of feminist educational reforms. This article argues that from a black feminist perspective the "boy crisis" depicted in these texts is a misnomer because no social problem can be understood through a single lens of difference. Rather, through an analysis of the narratives of gay and gender non-conforming black male students, the article argues that the "boy crisis" needs to be approached from an intersectional perspective that rejects essentialist notions of boys and embraces the sociocultural differences among them. In the conclusion, the author provides suggestions for ways teachers can practise this kind of inclusion, termed "making space for diverse masculinities". (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California