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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

nature of masculinities for boys and young men in the Anglophone context, showing that the declining social pressures to align to orthodox masculinity has allowed a broader range of gender performances. This range includes boys not having to ascribe to

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Consuming Katniss

Spectacle and Spectatorship in The Hunger Games

Samantha Poulos

that performance is key to doing well in the games yet is unable to perform these false identities. Katniss's Capitol-appointed stylist, Cinna, suggests, however, that audiences would admire her spirit and that she should just be honest, and she takes

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Constructing Pathways to Responsible Manhood

Controlling Images and Meaning Making Through the Use of Counter-narratives

Mellie Torres, Alejandro E. Carrión, and Roberto Martínez

performance in the context of social class, power, and prestige ( Ramírez 1999 ; West and Fenstermaker 1995 ). Likewise, Michael Gutmann (1996) contends that the diverse masculine identities of Mexican men are shifting and transforming amid local and global

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Diederik F. Janssen

to others). Other research sites for gender and spatial performance of all kinds are of course the new spatialities unlocked by the massively multiplayer online and first-person shooter varieties, which, after all, cater even—perhaps especially

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Queering Virginity

From Unruly Girls to Effeminate Boys

Eftihia Mihelakis

on virginity in non-Western cinema. In the eighth and final chapter, “The Policing of Viragos and Other ‘Fuckable’ Bodies: Virginity as Performance in Latin America,” Tracy Crowe Morey and Adriana Spahr begin “with the epistemological (or performed

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Back in Time Yet of His Time

Marty McFly as a 1980s Teenage Boy Role Model

Daniel Smith-Rowsey

exploring Marty’s Oedipal relationship with his mother. (Pett herself focuses on nostalgia, cult status, and performance.) Ilsa Bick quite successfully explores the latter, leaving me to remind the reader only that in the classical tale Oedipus had tried to

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Introduction

Theorizing Boys’ Literacies and Boys’ Literatures in Contemporary Times

Garth Stahl and Cynthia Brock

researchers in the present special issue have all—to varying degrees—experienced forms of schooling where literacy is defined in terms of student performance standards on high-stakes tests. We know that high-stakes assessments of literacy “enable a range of

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Freak Temporality

Female Adolescence in the Novels of Carson McCullers

Alison Sperling

studies is a “fascinating sub-discipline” of disability studies. He defines “freakery” as “the intentional performance of constructed abnormality as entertainment” (2005: n.p.), arguing for the potential of conceiving of freaks not merely as voiceless and

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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

are at risk of failure, how schooling influences performances of masculinities, and the interplay of masculinities with everyday reading practices. As I have argued elsewhere ( Scholes 2013a , 2013b , forthcoming ), the underperformance of some boys

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A New Kind of Monster, Cowboy, and Crusader?

Gender Hegemony and Flows of Masculinities in Pixar Animated Films

Elizabeth Al-Jbouri and Shauna Pomerantz

performance within a given culture or group, but this valorization will change across temporalities and geographies. Such fluidity and plurality highlight hegemonic masculinities as socially condoned practices, rather than a unitary, static set of expectations