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    Lads, machos and others: developing 'boy-centred' research

    Pattman, R. and Frosh, Stephen and Phoenix, A. (1998) Lads, machos and others: developing 'boy-centred' research. Journal of Youth Studies 1 , pp. 125-142. ISSN 1367-6261.

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    The theoretical underpinnings of recent research on the emergent masculinities of boys and young men are reviewed and analysed. Particular attention is given to the construction of boys as active subjects in the production of their masculine identities. A coming-together of discursive social psychology and psychoanalysis is observed in this area. Several major studies drawing on, and contributing to, this theoretical perspective are reviewed. Emphasis is given to the potential for understanding masculinities as constructed through discursive strategies fuelled in part by psychodynamic as well as social processes. The danger of continuing to polarize gender categories is discussed.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2017 12:34
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:34


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