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ERIC Number: EJ970549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Men, Masculinities, and Sexualities in Education and Society: A Call for Evolution!
Gosse, Douglas
Education Canada, v52 n1 Win 2012
Stubborn societal prejudices persist that inhibit this enlargement of gender roles for boys and men. Portrayals of men in popular culture tend to be brutish, ignorant, and violent--often in sexual and predatory ways. Boys in school are subjected to homophobia, racism, classism, and shame, as a means of policing their burgeoning identities and stifling anything that may be construed as "feminine", so that being studious becomes considered "gay" or "sissy" or even "white". Such narrow social expectations and a lack of options for enacting socially acceptable masculinities are at the root of contemporary struggles for boys and men, and risk becoming negative self-fulfilling prophecies. Increasingly, researchers in the growing field of boys' and men's studies are challenging traditions that perpetuate a patriarchal perception of boys and men, and instead subscribe to "masculinities", or validating varied ways of being "male". (Contains 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada