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Tiffany Pollock

migration has demonstrated the fluidity of gendered subjectivities as particular ideals are maintained, contested, and reimagined across spaces ( Datta et al. 2009 ). Adina Batnitzky and colleagues (2009: 1280) found that migrant men in the United Kingdom

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Michael R. M. Ward and Thomas Thurnell-Read

. Defining Belonging and Boyhood According to Hernán Cuervo and Johanna Wyn (2017: 2), “the concept of belonging is often implicit but under-theorized in discussions of place, space and young people.” This international collection draws on interdisciplinary

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“Something Outside of Ourselves”

Crossing Boundaries in New Disability Documentary Cinema

Anna Debinski

Documentary film has traditionally perpetuated damaging cultural understandings of disability. However, Astra Taylor’s Examined Life (2008) and Bonnie Sherr Klein’s Shameless: The Art of Disability (2006) utilize documentary techniques to problematize the culturally constructed boundary between disability and able-bodiedness. Spectators are dragged into simultaneously traditional and innovative relationships with the spaces, bodies, and lives inhabited by the documentaries’ disabled subjects. These relationships encourage connection and intimacy even as they contain moments of distance and alienation. The films’ ambivalent representations foster an appreciation of disabled bodies as a reflection of valuable human diversity and a denaturalization of disability’s Otherness. As examples of new disability documentary cinema, the documentaries reflect the political potential of complex and affective representations of disabled subjects.

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Beyond Binaries, Borders, and Boundaries

Mapping the City in John Rechy's City of Night

Eir-Anne Edgar

composite of spaces and places in New York City, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Chicago, and New Orleans. The sprawling City, documented with an almost obsessive attention to detail, includes street corners, bars, beaches, movie theaters, and parks. These spaces

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Martin Woodside

space of “perennial rebirth,” where savage meets civilized to form the “dominating American character” (1894: 2). Assessing this mythic rebirth, Richard Hofstadter borrows D.H. Lawrence’s description of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel series The

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Daniel Lewis

. This negotiation is especially apparent in texts wherein Dickens contradictorily depicts the bedroom as a space where men struggle with anxiety, namely the anxiety over control, while simultaneously embracing sleep as the opportunity for the disorderly

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Ambivalent Sexualities in a Transnational Context

Romanian and Bulgarian Migrant Male Sex Workers in Berlin

Victor Trofimov

Doing ethnographic research in a familiar environment may be a challenging enterprise, since the researcher always runs the risk of letting the ethnographic field and their own personal space get intertwined. This miscegenation, if you will, was

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Welcome to “Planet Porno”

Masculinity, Sexuality, and Fitness Doping

Jesper Andreasson and Thomas Johansson

experiences and lifestyles. The aim of the study is to explore the connections between bodybuilding, (hyper)masculinity, sexuality, and the construction of subcultural and sexual spaces. The study will be guided by the following research questions: RQ1

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Allison Macleod

chairs we sit on are closely packed together to maximize audience space, and yet even as I bang elbows with those on either side of me and feel my knees pressed up against the seat in front of me, the excited and jovial mood of the surrounding crowd

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Educational Persistence in the Face of Violence

Narratives of Resilient Latino Male Youth

Adrian H. Huerta

Latino boys and young men often carry the debt of violence into different spaces. This invisible trauma manifests into disruptive behaviors in schools. It is well documented that violence in urban communities and schools has received significant attention from researchers, but little attention has been paid to Latino male youth as individuals and the various forms of violence they have experienced, and how that impacts educational persistence. This qualitative study focuses on 26 Latino male middle and high school students who are attending two continuation schools to understand the types of violence they have experienced and their educational aspirations after high school.