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ERIC Number: EJ768506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Men Accessing Education: Masculinities, Identifications and Widening Participation
Burke, Penny Jane
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v28 n4 p411-424 Jul 2007
Drawing on ESRC-funded research (RES-000-22-0832), this article examines the accounts of men participating in London access and foundation programs in relation to their shifting masculine identifications. The author considers how the men's early memories of schooling shape their student masculinities. Their accounts are contextualized in relation to hegemonic discourses of widening participation and neo-liberalism. Drawing on feminist critique, she pays attention to the men's self-regulating practices in their struggle to be recognized as deserving of higher education access and participation. The interconnections and contradictions within men's identifications across a range of differences are considered in relation to their experiences and imaginaries of accessing higher education.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)