Learning to Live in Boys' Schools

Learning to Live in Boys' Schools : Art-led Understandings of Masculinities

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In order to understand how boys and young men experience and live in school one needs to pay attention to how place contributes to the production of self. This study of how boys and young men make sense of themselves, others, and the experience of being educated in private and single-sex schooling explores the concepts of school space and place and the production of self. Based on empirical research into how boys and young men articulate their coming into consciousness of themselves and others as gendered and sexed beings the work extends beyond traditional ways of studying and writing about the production of masculinities in schools by introducing a set of different and emergent concepts such as repetition, visibility, appearance, intimacy, proximity, distinction, connection, companionship, and beauty.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138937339
  • 9781138937338

Table of contents

Introduction Part I Conceptual Orientations 1. Space, Place and Subjectivities 2. Space and Place as Emergent Concepts in Educational and Gender Research 3. Space, Place and the Education of Boys and Young Men in Elite Schools: The Need for an Image, Narrative and the Production of Forms of Life Part II Learning to Live in Boys' Schools: Prosthetic Readings of Stories that Boys and Young Men Tell about Themselves 4. Thinking Beyond Powerful Explanatory Categories and the Promise of Alternative Inquiry, Analytical and Expositional Categories 5. Visibility 6. Appearance 7. Intimacy 8. Proximity 9. Distinction 10. Connection 11. Repetition 12. Beauty 13. Sound 14. Companionship Part III Methodological Possibilities Beyond Powerful Explanatory Categories 15. Dwelling in the Shadows of Powerful Explanatory Categories: An Occasion for Imagining Alternative Ways of Understanding Gender and Gendering Practices Conclusion
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About Donal O'Donoghue

Donal O'Donoghue is Associate Professor and Chair of Art Education at The University of British Columbia, Canada.
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