So what's a boy? : addressing issues of masculinity and schooling

Martino, Wayne and Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria 2003, So what's a boy? : addressing issues of masculinity and schooling, Open University Press, Maidenhead, England.

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Title So what's a boy? : addressing issues of masculinity and schooling
Author(s) Martino, Wayne
Pallotta-Chiarolli, MariaORCID iD for Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria
Publication date 2003
Total pages xiv, 310 p.
Publisher Open University Press
Place of Publication Maidenhead, England
Summary This book focuses on the impact and effects of masculinities on the lives of boys at school. Through interviews with boys from diverse backgrounds, the authors explore the various ways in which boys define and negotiate their masculinities at school. Through looking at the problems and examining the question of what makes a boy a boy, this title offers recommendations and outlines directions for working with boys in schools in the future."
Notes Part I. Normalization and Schooling: 1. 'So what's a boy?': normalizing practices and borderland existences; 2. 'You have to be strong, big and muscular': boys, bodies and masculinites; 3. 'That's what normal boys do': bullying and harassment in the lives of boys at school; 4. 'Getting into the cool group is like passing an exam': boys talk about friendships at school -- Part II. Diverse Masculinities: 5. 'It was never openly talked about': the experiences of sexually diverse boys at school; 6. 'If you're a wog you're cool, but if you're Asian you get picked on': multiple masculinities and cultural diversity; 7. 'One of the main problems at school would be racism': indigenous boys, masculinities and schooling; 8. 'You're not a real boy if you're disabled': boys negotiating physical disability and masculinity in schools -- Part III. Sites of Intervention: 9. 'There's no opportunity for guys to get down and think about what they're doing and why they are doing it': boys interrogating 'masculinity' in schools; 10. 'It's the politics of my school that upsets me': the rhetoric and realities of school policies, structures and pedagogies; 11. 'I don't like reading ... I like playing sport or being outside': interrogating masculinities in English and physical education; 12. 'So what's a healthy boy?': health education as a site of risk, conformity and resistance.
ISBN 0335203817
Language eng
Field of Research 130106 Secondary Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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