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Gamed by the System

Exploring Black Male Youths’ Motivation to Participate in Sports

Deborwah Faulk, Robert A. Bennett III, and James L. Moore III

ideologies which bolster traditional displays of gender performance. Although gender norms are changing ( Anderson 2014 ), given the history of race, gender, and ability in the United States it is important to study the intersection of identity and the

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Stephanie Russo

marginalized femininity that speaks to the experience of teenage girls struggling to find their place in a world that seems to both reward and punish them for their femininity. Taking on Natalie Dormer's performance of Boleyn in The Tudors as the definitive

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

how girls and young women use YouTube as a mode of self-expression and gender performance, only a paucity of literature analyzes this platform to understand how young women communicate about rape culture. Douglas Kellner and Gooyong Kim observe, “There

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Minority Report

Perceptions and Realities of Black Men in Heterosexual Porn

Darryl L. Jones II

earn between $500 and $600 per scene, and that “there's no pay differential depending on the sex act. Generally male performances receive a fixed amount per scene or day.” Men who have garnered a positive reputation may be able to earn between $800 and

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

also been known to collect and play with these dolls. While the practice of playing with dolls past childhood is not new, recording and uploading these play performances to YouTube raise new considerations for scholars of girls’ media studies in

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Attitude or Age

Girlhood in Renaissance England

Reina Green

and, therefore, with social class. In the last section of this chapter, Higginbotham discusses female children as consumers of and participants in English drama, citing the royal performance of Robert White’s Cupid’s Banishment (1617) by the students

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My Words, My Literacy

Tracking of and Teaching through the On-Field Language Practices of Australian Indigenous Boys

David Caldwell, Nayia Cominos, and Katie Gloede

related to the educational performance and literacy practices of boys. In their seminal Australian study, Nola Alloway and Pam Gilbert (1997) demonstrated that boys consistently underachieved in formal, standardized literacy tasks compared with girls of

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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

contradictory for me to speculate about their “true” sexuality. More importantly, however, the very distinction between the authentic and “fake” performances of sexuality seems problematic to me, because it rests upon an understanding that there can be only one

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A Literacy Landscape Unresolved

Beyond the Boy Crisis and into Superhero Fiction

Michael Kehler and Jacob Cassidy

that the “reductionist comparative measures of gender performance have re-ignited constructions of boys as victims … and supported a re-engagement in conservative or recuperative masculinity politics” (2010: 2). The subtext for much of the response in

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Tehmina Pirzada

athletic actions such as flying, running, and kickboxing. Her performance is further complicated by her rejection of the hypersexualization that is mostly imposed on Western female superheroes like “big breasts and unrealistically accentuated bodies