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Michael J. Richardson

young men occupy multiple positions, simultaneously moving between “boyhood” and “manhood.” Connell's work helps me understand how processes of childhood socialization have gendered these boys, and how as young men they are gendered further still through

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Masculinity, Fun, and Social Change

Reflections on The Men and the Boys

C.J. Pascoe

research project based on my observations at the fraternity, arguing that these young men were engaging in a rite of passage that would prove they were worthy of induction into the brotherhood by repudiating childhood, femininity, and homosexuality. I

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Jeff Hearn

orientations among boys and young men themselves, as individuals and groups make for huge differences in the relations, reactions, and responses to sport. In some settings, disaffection with sport or certain kinds of sport can be a source of hegemonic power and

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Michael R. M. Ward and Thomas Thurnell-Read

the globe has seen gender and youth identity and culture being reconfigured in myriad ways ( Nayak and Kehily 2013 ). Of particular salience in studies of boys and young men is their lived experience within everyday multicultural societies in an

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From Adolescent Boys to Queer Young Men

Support for and Silencing of Queer Voice in Schools, Families, and Communities

Michael Sadowski

Gilligan (1996) and other feminist relational psychologists have identified a “silencing” to which adolescent girls are vulnerable when they confront pressures to conform to patriarchal values and norms in various social contexts. As Machoian (2005) and other researchers have noted, the silencing of girls’ authentic voices at adolescence is associated with heightened risk for depression and for suicide, cutting, eating disorders, and other self-harming behaviors. This article is based on in-depth interviews that examined the ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-identifying youth might be subject to an analogous silencing of their authentic “queer voices.” Drawing on four case studies of male youth who participated in a larger qualitative research project, the article examines how schools, families, and communities both supported and silenced the authentic expression of their voices as gay- or queer-identifying boys. Since two of the case studies are based on interviews with participants at both late adolescence and young adulthood, the article also examines the effects of supportive factors over time and how they helped contribute to a purposeful, voiced sense of queer male identity as the participants reached manhood.

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Conditional Freedom

A Portrait of Young Men's Sense of Belonging to the Street in Maputo, Mozambique

Andrea Moreira

This article aims to illustrate how a group of young men, caught between the entrapping circumstances of their lives and their desire to transcend them, negotiated their position in the urban landscape. It is based on extensive fieldwork in Maputo

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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

(and offending) is vital in dealing with male (youth) offending and effectively dealing with (young) men who have been identified as having offended. Supporting this overdue discussion around masculinity and crime is a raft of academic research and

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Too much time

Changing conceptions of boredom, progress, and the future among young men in urban Ethiopia, 2003–2015

Daniel Mains

unemployed young men in Jimma, Ethiopia. They complained, “We live like chickens, we are just eating and sleeping,” to express their frustration with their inability to experience change over time. A life of “eating and sleeping” or “simply sitting” was

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“I Don't Want to Spend My Life under a Toilet Seat”

Aspiration, Belonging, and Responsible Masculinities in the Lives of White, Working-Class Boys in a Youth Inclusion Program at the YMCA

Ross Wignall

Focusing on white, working-class boys (14–18 years old) not in employment, education, or training (NEET) who engaged in a youth inclusion program the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), this article explores how a spatially informed analysis

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Too Little, Too Late?

The Challenges of Providing Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to Men on College Campuses

Lilian Milanés and Joanna Mishtal

highest rates of unintended pregnancies in the industrialised, more ‘developed’ world ( Guttmacher Institute 2016 ; Weinstock et al. 2004 ). Significantly, a disparity between young men and women is also evident: 65% of young women who are sexually active