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Learning the hard way : masculinity, place, and the gender gap in education

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Rutgers series in childhood studies, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J., p.212 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb LC212.92 .M67 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9749373

Keywords:

Academic achievement--United States--Case studies, Blacks--Race identity--United States--Case studies, High school boys--United States--Social conditions--Case studies, Men--United States--Identity--Case studies, Sex differences in education--United States--Case studies

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction -- Respect and respectability -- The "hidden injuries" of gender -- Too cool for school: masculinity and the contradictions of achievement -- "Rednecks" and "rutters": rural masculinity and class anxiety -- "Clownin'" and "riffin'": urban masculinity and the complexity of race -- "Girls just care about it more": femininity and achievement as resistance -- Friday night fights.

Publication Language:

eng