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Boys, Inclusive Masculinities and Injury

Some Research Perspectives

Adam White and Stefan Robinson

Anderson’s (2009) inclusive masculinity theory (IMT), which recognizes that, as cultural understanding of homophobia changes, so do the gender possibilities available to boys and men. There are, however, some existing elements of masculinities studies that

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Eric Anderson

There is a strong relationship between the cultural practices of competitive, organized youth sport and compulsory physical education. The hyper-masculine, violent, and homophobic culture traditionally found within boys segregated sporting spaces is mirrored when youth are compelled to participate in physical education. However, cultural homophobia is on rapid decline in Western countries. Recent research shows high school and university sport to be an increasingly inclusive environment for openly gay male youth. I explore this cultural shift among high school (sixth form) physical education students in England. Using three months of ethnography, and conducting 17 in-depth interviews with 16-18 year old ostensibly heterosexual boys, I show an absence of homophobia and homophobic discourse, the abatement of violence, the absence of a jock-ocratic school culture, and the emotional support of male friends. Thus, I show that while the structure of sport education has remained the same, the hyper-masculine culture surrounding it has changed.

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Diederik F. Janssen

-biological susceptibilities against social confounders related to pathogen exposure or to access to health care. With “Boys, Inclusive Masculinities, and Injury,” Adam White and Stefan Robinson explore recent theoretical inroads into the myriad interfaces between sporting

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“I Love You, Guys”

A Study of Inclusive Masculinities among High School Cross-Country Runners

Luis Morales and Edward Caffyn-Parsons

; McCormack and Anderson 2010 ; White and Hobson 2015 ). Work in Britain has documented the rise of inclusive masculinities in sixteen- to eighteen-year-old English footballers, approximately the age of high school juniors and seniors in the United States

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Steven Roberts and Karla Elliott

, socioeconomic status, and sexuality.” Furthermore, critiquing inclusive masculinity theory, de Boise (2015: 326) wonders whether the more progressive behaviors underpinning Eric Anderson's (2009) findings “may … only be describing the behavior of the

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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

-economic background) and institutional characteristics (such as school, racial and socio-economic composition) could emerge to tell a greater story of Black males’ involvement in sports activities. References Anderson , Eric . 2009 . Inclusive Masculinity: The

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Leisuring Masculinities in British Indian Childhoods

Explorations at the Intersection of Gender Order and Generational Order

Utsa Mukherjee

reality of intense homophobia during the 1980s and 1990s. The inclusive masculinity theory ( Anderson 2009 ) treats the index of homophobia as the chief tool to understand masculinity and downplays questions of power. It therefore fails to grasp how race

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Negotiating Identities

Being “Boy,” Being “Filipino,” Being “Other”

Victoria Cann

a potentially bold move by Tom. This suggests one of two things (which need not be either/or, but are being presented as such here): either that Tom feels he lives in a time of inclusive masculinity, as posited by theorists such as Eric Anderson

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Boyz2Men

Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

Katarzyna Wojnicka

33 ( 4 ): 518 – 531 . doi: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2008.00320 . 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2008.00320.x de Boise , Sam . 2014 . “ I'm Not Homophobic, ‘I've Got Gay Friends’: Evaluating the Validity of Inclusive Masculinity .” Men and Masculinities 18

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“Why Do We Ask Them About Their Gender, If We Then Go on to Do Nothing with It?”

Constructions of Masculinity in Youth Justice in England and Wales

Eric Baumgartner

Justice 18 ( 4 ): 405 – 430 . 10.1177/1748895817721957 De Bois , Sam . 2015 . “ I Am Not Homophobic, ‘I've Got Gay Friends’: Evaluating the Validity of Inclusive Masculinity .” Men and Masculinities 18 ( 3 ): 318 – 339 . 10.1177/1097184X