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

Author: Mark McCormack
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2012
Series: Sexuality, identity, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on fieldwork and interviews of young men in three British high schools to show how heterosexual male students are inclusive of their gay peers and proud of their pro-gay attitudes. McCormack examines how decreased homophobia results in the expansion of gendered behavior available to young men. In the schools he examines, boys are able to develop meaningful and loving friendships across many social groups. They  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark McCormack
ISBN: 9780199990948 0199990948
OCLC Number: 853505538
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xxix, 166 pages ; 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.
Responsibility: Mark McCormack.

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The Declining Significance of Homophobia shows how heterosexual male high school students' attitudes toward their gay peers have changed dramatically.  Read more...

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