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Negotiating Identities

Being “Boy,” Being “Filipino,” Being “Other”

Victoria Cann

particular contexts. In terms of hegemonic masculinity during youth, Stephen Frosh and colleagues have noted the ways in which masculinity within youth culture continues to be rigidly constrained within homophobic rhetoric and the assertion of “‘normal

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"From the Top on Down It Is Systemic"

Bullying, Privilege and the Schooling of Hegemonic Masculinity

Brett G. Stoudt

In order to better understand the socialization and (re)production of privilege, most especially gendered privilege, within elite independent schools it is important to examine the masculine performances of its students enacted through bullying as well as the masculine environments in which these enactments are produced. This paper will begin explicating the messages received and the representations shaped by Rockport’s hegemonic masculine curriculum and the embodiment of these dynamics through research on bullying conducted with students and faculty at an elite, single-sex independent boys school, Rockport. The data revealed that bullying between boys at Rockport helped to discipline and reproduce hegemonic masculine boundaries; it was as much an expression of Rockport’s culture as it was a vehicle for policing and reproducing its culture. However, not only were the boys within Rockport gendered, the faculty and even the institution itself was gendered. In this way, it was systemic, both students and faculty acted within this institutional culture and held and managed expectations about their gender.

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“Why Do We Ask Them About Their Gender, If We Then Go on to Do Nothing with It?”

Constructions of Masculinity in Youth Justice in England and Wales

Eric Baumgartner

, building on notions of Raewyn Connell's concept of hegemonic masculinity ( Connell and Messerschmidt 2005 ). Suzanne Hatty (2000) explains that aggression and violence come to be socially conditioned ideas, whereby males hold an entitlement to aggression

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

relational. Attending to power relations between genders and within genders, Connell illuminated the role and significance of hegemonic masculinity; this was “not necessarily what powerful men are, but what sustains their power and what large numbers of men

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Welcome to “Planet Porno”

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Fitness Doping

Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson

relationships and health involved in the use of steroids—and more legitimate and hegemonic masculinity configurations and lifestyles. Understanding masculinity is intimately connected to how we think about, address, and theorize stability and change, as well

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“And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”

Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

Rachel E. Moss

bonding, and the public celebration of those ties, are part of a wider cultural discourse of what we have now come to call “hegemonic masculinity.” 10 As sociologist Scott Kiesling notes, an overuse of this term has resulted in a watering-down of its

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Boyz2Men

Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

Katarzyna Wojnicka

and more egalitarian research participants, remain. The distinction between (aspirational) hegemonic masculinity and subordinated masculinities ( Connell 2000 ) is clear, and regardless of the type of discourse research participants use, they always

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Eric Anderson

There is a strong relationship between the cultural practices of competitive, organized youth sport and compulsory physical education. The hyper-masculine, violent, and homophobic culture traditionally found within boys segregated sporting spaces is mirrored when youth are compelled to participate in physical education. However, cultural homophobia is on rapid decline in Western countries. Recent research shows high school and university sport to be an increasingly inclusive environment for openly gay male youth. I explore this cultural shift among high school (sixth form) physical education students in England. Using three months of ethnography, and conducting 17 in-depth interviews with 16-18 year old ostensibly heterosexual boys, I show an absence of homophobia and homophobic discourse, the abatement of violence, the absence of a jock-ocratic school culture, and the emotional support of male friends. Thus, I show that while the structure of sport education has remained the same, the hyper-masculine culture surrounding it has changed.

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

-affirmation of hegemonic masculinity, or a ritual rebellion against it, but rather a re-vision and the revision of contemporary masculine ideals. The film highlights the pressing need for the creation of a new kind of boyhood ideology—one that is not intransigent

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James K. Beggan

Education of Desire .” In Pornification: Sex and Sexuality in Media Culture , ed. Susanna Paasonen , Kaarina Nikunen , and Laura Saarenmaa , 1 – 20 . New York : Berg . Potts , Annie . 2000 . “ ‘The Essence of the Hard On’ Hegemonic