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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

their peer group’s reading behaviors and the behaviors of the students themselves are of interest. When participants were asked about their shared reading experiences with peers and their perceptions of the popular students in their class, there were

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Solveig Roth and Dagny Stuedahl

. We carried out our fieldwork in a multi-ethnic suburb of about 100,000 inhabitants in a town of 600,000 people that was populated originally by Norwegian working-class families. However, since the 1970s, many immigrant groups have settled there; in

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Erin Newcomb

the possibility and reality of inter-class relationships in spite of its issues of race and class that may trouble contemporary readers (44). In her second chapter, she discusses Disney’s animated feature films Snow White (1937), Cinderella (1950

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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

privileging men as a group over women, feminism continues to evolve in its commitment to empower and bring about gender parity and equality for all women—those of colour, white, working-class, economically privileged, physically challenged, able bodied

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

period of “relatively unfocused watching” ( 2002: 130 ) during which time we attended to whole classes, or groups of pupils, to explore in general terms how rurality influenced their construction of their gendered identities. At times, observations led to

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Claudia Mitchell

dominant social constructions of adolescence. The contributors to this issue add significantly to this work in locating age more centrally in girlhood discourses that intersect with geography, technology, class, race, sex, gender, and sexuality. They do so

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“I Hope Nobody Feels Harassed”

Teacher Complicity in Gender Inequality in a Middle School

Susan McCullough

, to play this role the boys needed to be disruptive in class and dismissive of academic success. In researching boys’ dominance in the classroom environment in Australia, Dalley-Trim found that “while gender is a complex phenomenon, and the

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

girlhood in British children’s television, I am not denying the importance of listening to the voices and opinions of the tween audience ( Mazzarella and Pecora 2007 ), nor am I attempting to efface my own position speaking as a white, middle-class

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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

( Anderson 2012 ). The first function of sport was the development of an archetypal man apt for the industrial world ( Cancian 1986 ). The ruling class of the time required three qualities in their workers: they needed them to be brave for the daunting and

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Jacob Breslow, Jonathan A. Allan, Gregory Wolfman, and Clifton Evers

masculinity, racism, classism, geography, sexuality, and violence. Part of what makes this book so important is that it adds the complex voices of trans men to the field of masculinity studies, a field that has been rather myopic in its focus on cisgender