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Mills, Martin; Martino, Wayne; Lingard, Bob – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2007
This paper focuses on the Australian federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Boys' Education, "Boys: Getting it Right", which is shown to be an exemplary instance of recuperative masculinity politics. The paper demonstrates how, through a variety of rhetorical strategies, its anti-feminist politics are masked and how the report works with…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Theory, Politics of Education, Masculinity, Sex Role
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Mills, Martin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Recalls a conflict in an Australian high school where a student committee on social justice was blocked from displaying a poster discussing homophobic attitudes. Uses this incident for a broader discussion of hegemony, school culture, and how social justice initiatives threaten that hegemony. Identifies various restricting school strategies. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Homophobia, Homosexuality