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ERIC Number: EJ990432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Masculinities and Sport: The Emphasis on Hegemonic Masculinity in Portuguese Physical Education Classes
Silva, Paula; Botelho-Gomes, Paula; Goellner, Silvana Vilodre
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v25 n3 p269-291 2012
The purpose of this study was to analyse representations of hegemonic masculinity in physical education (PE) mixed classes, the only curricular discipline having sport as its contents in the Portuguese educational system. The analysed data come from semi-structured interviews with Portuguese secondary school teachers and students and from class observation. The sample is formed by 10 PE teachers (five men and five women), 40 students (20 boys and 20 girls) and six classes. An inductive analysis of the data was carried out following the processing of the information by the program "QSRNVivo." Sports practices seem to be responsible for spreading a hegemonic masculinity, with an implicit learning and recognition of the necessary manhood code indispensable to a full affirmation and acceptance of being a man. It seems then that we have to consider PE as a singular social space in which the discourses and the practice reiterate the traditional form of masculinity. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal