Masculinity theory in applied research with men and boys with intellectual disability

Wilson, Nathan John, Shuttleworth, Russell, Stancliffe, Roger and Parmenter, Trevor 2012, Masculinity theory in applied research with men and boys with intellectual disability, Intellectual and developmental disabilities, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 261-272, doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-50.3.261.

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Title Masculinity theory in applied research with men and boys with intellectual disability
Author(s) Wilson, Nathan John
Shuttleworth, RussellORCID iD for Shuttleworth, Russell
Stancliffe, Roger
Parmenter, Trevor
Journal name Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Volume number 50
Issue number 3
Start page 261
End page 272
Total pages 12
Publisher American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2012-06
ISSN 1934-9491
Keyword(s) gender
intellectual disability
Summary Researchers in intellectual disability have had limited theoretical engagement with mainstream theories of masculinity. In this article, the authors consider what mainstream theories of masculinity may offer to applied research on, and hence to therapeutic interventions with, men and boys with intellectual disability. An example from one research project that explored male sexual health illustrates how using masculinity theory provided greater insight into gendered data. Finally, we discuss the following five topics to illustrate how researchers might use theories of masculinity: (a) fathering, (b) male physical expression, (c) sexual expression, (d) men's health, and (e) underweight and obesity. Theories of masculinity offer an additional framework to analyze and conceptualize gendered data; we challenge researchers to engage with this body of work.
Language eng
DOI 10.1352/1934-9556-50.3.261
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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