Being Boys, Being Girls: Learning Masculinities and Femininities

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jul 1, 2007 - Education - 179 pages
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This book is about how boys and girls learn to be men and women. Drawing on a wide range of studies, the author examines how masculinities and femininities are developed and understood by children and young people, in families, in schools, and with their peers.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Sex and gender power and knowledge
5
Chapter 3 Masculinities and femininities as communities of practice
22
Chapter 4 Learning masculinities and femininities form parents carers and siblings
42
Chapter 5 Masculinities and femininities in early years classrooms
60
Chapter 6 Boys and girls in primary schools
76
Constructing masculinities and femininities in outdoor spaces
92
Chapter 8 Masculinities and femininities in secondary schools
111
Learning Masculinities and femininities in teenage communities
131
Chapter 10 Conclusion
152
References
157
Index
174
Back cover
180
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About the author (2007)

Carrie Paechter is Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Goldsmiths, University of London. She is author of Changing School Subjects: power, gender and curriculum (Open University Press, 2000).

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