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The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Mark McCormack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Research has traditionally shown high schools to be hostile environments for gay youth. Boys have used homophobia to prove their own masculinity and distance themselves from homosexuality. While this ... More


Axiomatic Bargaining Theory

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the household as an allocation mechanism. It has eight sections; (1) gender differentials among adults; (2) allocations among girls and boys; (3) bridewealth ... More


Church and Party

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter documents the links between Paisley's church and his party. It discusses church reservations about involvement in politics and party attempts to reconcile religious preferences with ... More


Profane Culture

Paul E. Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A classic of British cultural studies, this book takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures — the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class ... More


Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284142
eISBN:
9780520959798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284142.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Are girls taking over the world? It would appear so based on magazine covers, news headlines, and popularized books touting girls’ academic success. As a result, many in Western society assume that ... More


What We Know about Boys Who Dance: The Limitations of Contemporary Masculinity and Dance Education

Doug Risner

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

From a sociological perspective, Doug Risner explores the many biases and challenges boys and men in ballet face in the classroom and beyond. Themes revealed in case studies and analysis include ... More


Introduction: Profanity and Creativity

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores how the two youth cultures under discussion — the motor-bike boys, sometimes known as ‘rockers’, and the hippies, sometimes known as ‘heads’ or ‘freaks’ — form a ‘dialectic ... More


The Motor-Bike Boys

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents the politics and experiences of identity as exercised by the motor-bike boys. It first discusses the author's approach to studying the motor-bike boys' culture at large, by ... More


The Motor-Bike

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter assesses how the motor-bike both reflected and generated many of the central meanings of the bike culture. It is one of the main elements of the culture's stylistic make-up. In a general ... More


The Golden Age

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the musical tastes of the motor-bike boys. Pop music was a manifest and ever-present part of the environment of the motor-bike boys: it pervaded their whole culture. However, ... More


Improving Boys’ Achievement in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Merle Froschl and Barbara Sprung

in Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755011
eISBN:
9780199918867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In many countries around the world, boys are not faring as well as girls academically. The lack of success that young boys are experiencing is a gender equity issue, and calls for the intentional ... More


Alec Wilder: “That Certain Feeling” (1972)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an excerpt from Alec Wilder's 1972 book titled American Popular Song: The Great Innovators. This book is about the successful opening the musical Tip-Toes in December 1925, ... More


Game Theory in Context

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162447
eISBN:
9781400851331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162447.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explains game theory from the ground up. It first considers the concepts of choice and preferences before discussing strategic thinking as a combination of several skills. Game theory is ... More


The Later Paul’s Boys, 1599–1606

Andrew Gurr

in The Shakespearian Playing Companies

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129776
eISBN:
9780191671852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129776.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

When the Paul’s Boys were brought back to life in 1599, London playing had been transformed. Regulation of playing was much tighter and quite ... More


Introduction

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter introduces a number of texts which attacked Richard II as a boy not a man, or by ascribing to him the faults of youth, at his deposition at the age of 32. Historians and literary critics ... More


Sex and Play

Melissa Hines

in Brain Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188363
eISBN:
9780199865246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter discusses sex differences in play. Data from studies of girls exposed to high levels of androgenic hormones prenatally suggest that this exposure is associated with increased ... More


The Fit Male Body, Nation, and Empire

Ina Zweiniger‐Bargielowska

in Managing the Body: Beauty, Health, and Fitness in Britain 1880-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199280520
eISBN:
9780191594878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280520.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The question of national physique was catapulted to the forefront of public debate amidst revelations of high rejection rates among military recruits during the Boer War, 1899‐1902. Military ... More


Eros in the Age of Technical Reproductibility: Socrates, Plato, and the Erotics of Filiation

Ika Willis

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Derrida's queer deconstruction of the father/son ‘couple’ Socrates and plato in the ‘Envois’ section of The Post Card. It argues that ‘Envois’ shows how the relationship with ... More


The Slave‐Boy: Learning by Demonstration

Roslyn Weiss

in Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140767
eISBN:
9780199833849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140761.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In the slave‐boy demonstration, Socrates teaches the slave boy which line it is in an original square upon which a new square, double the size of the first, is constructed. The instruction is ... More


Modern Manhood and the Boy Scouts of America: "Citizenship, Race, and the Environment, 1910-1930"

Benjamin René Jordan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627656
eISBN:
9781469627670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627656.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Contrary to works arguing that both Boy Scouting and mainstream American manhood emphasized primitive virility and martial aggression in the early twentieth century, this book demonstrates that the ... More


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