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The declining significance of homophobia : how teenage boys are redefining masculinity and heterosexuality

Author: Mark McCormack
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Sexuality, identity, and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Research has traditionally shown high schools to be hostile environments for LGBT youth. Boys have used homophobia to prove their masculinity and distance themselves from homosexuality. Despite these findings over the last three decades, The Declining Significance of Homophobia tells a different story. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews of young men in three British high schools, Dr. Mark McCormack shows how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McCormack
ISBN: 9780199778249 0199778248 9780199990948 0199990948
OCLC Number: 741273599
Description: xxix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Setting the Scene. Researching Gender and Sexuality in Schools ; The Study. --
Part 2: Masculinities. Sex, Gender and Power ; From Hegemonic Masculinity to Inclusive Masculinities ; Teenage Boys and Schooling ; The Rise and Fall of Homophobia. --
Part 3: The Declining Significance of Homophobia. Decreasing Homohysteria ; Heterosexual Recuperation ; Popularity without Oppression ; Homosexually-Themed Language ; Gay Friendly High Schools.
Series Title: Sexuality, identity, and society series.
Responsibility: Mark McCormack.

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"Research has traditionally shown high schools to be hostile environments for LGBT youth. Boys have used homophobia to prove their masculinity and distance themselves from homosexuality. Despite these findings over the last three decades, The Declining Significance of Homophobia tells a different story. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews of young men in three British high schools, Dr. Mark McCormack shows how heterosexual male students are inclusive of their gay peers and proud of their pro-gay attitudes. He finds that being gay does not negatively affect a boy's popularity, but being homophobic does. Yet this accessible book goes beyond documenting this important shift in attitudes towards homosexuality: McCormack examines how decreased homophobia results in the expansion of gendered behaviors available to young men. In the schools he examines, boys are able to develop meaningful and loving friendships across many social groups. They replace toughness and aggression with emotional intimacy and displays of affection for their male friends. Free from the constant threat of social marginalization, boys are able to speak about once feminized activities without censure. The Declining Significance of Homophobia is essential reading for all those interested in masculinities, education, and the decline of homophobia."--Publisher's website.

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