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Jay Mechling

female characters: Mary Ann and Ginger. (The television series had a third female character, Mrs. Howell, who was not represented in the Scout performances—a running joke during the whole day was “where is Mrs. Howell?”) The slightly built young man who

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Daniel Lewis

self-control becomes Dickens's central focus in “Lying Awake.” In the essay, first published in Household Words in 1852, the bedroom is represented as a space where male anxiety runs amok, threatening the successful performance of the author

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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

. Within those interactions, the performance of individual roles play a key part ( Goffman 1990 ), and so does the “capital” the young men bring to this setting. Hence, Erving Goffman's theory of symbolic interactionism and Pierre Bourdieu's (1986) idea

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Michael R. M. Ward

and young men. Moving the focus toward schools, in our next article Victoria Cann examines the nuanced performances of masculinity enacted by a 14-year-old boy named “Tom.” In this UK-based case study, Cann shows how Tom, a boy of Filipino descent

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Who (the) Girls and Boys Are

Gender Nonconformity in Middle-Grade Fiction

Michele Byers

. Michelle Abate (2008) reads eight-year-old Georgia in Tomboy Trouble ( Wyeth 1998 ), as an active participant in her own gender performance, arguing that the book reveals that “gender is not something that is , but rather something that is continually

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Training Bodies, Training Minds?

Interrogating the Configured and Configuring of Masculinities in PE

Michael Kehler

discourses in PE that reveal difficult, while at other times pleasurable, experiences of PE and specifically the performances of gender that underscore how and what a group of New Zealand Year 10 boys (ages 14–15) learn about being boys and, furthermore, how

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How to Survive the Postfeminist Impasse

Grace Helbig’s Affective Aesthetics

Catherine McDermott

postfeminism. Instead, I argue that an affective approach is key to understanding how performances like Helbig’s work both with and against postfeminist cultural norms. For instance, Berlant’s coinage of the term “juxtapolitical” (2008: 10) opens up discussion

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In Pursuit of Masculinity

On Aging Bodies, Migration and Youthful Masculinities

Usman Mahar

) with respect to physical practices (e.g., those associated with an active lifestyle) in my informant's life as far as the maintenance and performance of youth is concerned? The second is more philosophical: how is the maintenance of youth through

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Marie Puysségur

framed by risk and possibility. Girls, Catherine Driscoll posits, are “products and performances of the long history of Western discourses on gender, sex, age, and identity” (2002: 7) that have defined feminine adolescence as the disruptive boundary

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I’m Not Loud, I’m Outspoken

Narratives of Four Jamaican Girls’ Identity and Academic Success

Rowena Linton and Lorna McLean

discussion of how these responses influenced their performance of what we call black womaness. Suffering Injustices at School The girls felt that injustices were present in their schools, classrooms, and society, as was evidence of discrimination, especially