This paper examines the cause of exclusionary practices in music, documenting the core values that underpin this issue in relation to males’ engagement with music. The focus for the paper is on the way in which gender has been one of the primary principles for the exclusion of boys, based on presumptions without foundation except in the erroneous hegemonic stereotypical images that prevail in social institutions such as schools. Through historical investigation of philosophy and practice combined with results from interviews with participants, the study reveals experiences in relation to genderbased exclusion from music. It concludes by offering an insight into approaches that deal with addressing this issue.
Themes in Male Engagement with Music
A Study of Inclusive Masculinities among High School Cross-Country Runners
Luis Morales and Edward Caffyn-Parsons
presuming heterosexuality (a form of heterosexism) but also because, as Zach notes, “I feel like I would know them enough that I would have a hint that they were gay or bi.” Homosocial Tactility Our observations demonstrated that the boys engaged in a great
Analyses of Girls' Use of Violence
Girls who use violence are marginalized as the worst of the mean girls, disrupting conventional femininity codes and causing panic in the streets. Twenty two girls participated in a qualitative study in Nova Scotia about what it means to be a girl and use violence. Interpretations presented here suggest that their reasoning can be contextualized through an analysis of neoliberalism, racism, heterosexism and classism, as they navigate discourses of choice and experiences of constraint.
Linda A. Bell
Jean-Paul Sartre’s Anti-Semite and Jew was published shortly after the end of the Nazi occupation of France. Written in France, by a Frenchman, it is about French anti-Semites and French Jews. While this may seem to restrict the application of what Sartre has to say, I felt from my first encounter with the book that his observations and analyses have enormous potential in helping us to understand sexism and even heterosexism as well as racism, including possibly different forms of anti-Semitism.
Feminist Movements across the Board (A Critical Analysis)
Barbara Franchi, Natália S. Perez and Giovanni A. Travaglino
Feminist movements have had a fundamental impact on social life in many different parts of the world. Reforms in marriage and private property laws, as well as change in spheres as diverse as sexual life, contraception, and the work-place have had profound consequences on the way we conceptualize, act and signify gender relations. Feminist thinkers and activists have also brought attention to the impact that the intersectionality of racism, heterosexism, poverty and religious intolerance (among many other factors) can have in people’s lives.
Cormac Ó Beaglaoich, Mark Kiss, Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich and Todd G. Morrison
order to perform masculinity); emotional restriction (ER: 7 items; i.e., boys need to be stoic and refrain from sharing their feelings with others in order to be masculine); heterosexism (H: 8 items; i.e., one must not show any attitudes and behaviors
is no longer needed, girls are called to bear the burden of responsibility for their individualist endeavors, and the structures in place (racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, and so on) that inevitably guarantee the failure of some girls, more
Can Levinas’ Beloved Be Queer?
/female binary. However, Irigaray betrays her own heterosexism when she says that, ‘Pleasure between the same sex does not result in that immediate ecstasy between other and myself … does not produce in us that ecstasy which is our child, prior to (procreation
complicit with, the abjection of the feminine—resides in the opportunity it opens up to go beyond the privileging of … oedipal logic, replete with the patriarchal heterosexism constitutive of that logic” (2008: 20). Toward this end, Chanter reserves similar
Notes from Counterprotests of Antigay Pickets
that, they can address both the virulent homophobia of WBC and the “kinder, gentler homophobia” ( Ehrenstein 2006 ) and heterosexism that is more lasting and more deep-running in so many of the places WBC targets. In her defense of WBC’s right to picket