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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


The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and the Social Imagination

José Medina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199929023
eISBN:
9780199301522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book explores the epistemic side of oppression, focusing on racial and sexual oppression and their interconnections. It elucidates how social insensitivities and imposed silences prevent members ... More


 On “Defundamentalizing” Fundamentalists

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter points out some of the negative consequences of scriptural fundamentalisms such as homophobia, gender inequality; religious intolerance; self‐righteousness; intellectual ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Fisher and Anthony Shay

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/9780195386691.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This introduction touches on themes that recur throughout the book, exploring the binary concepts of sexuality and gender often present in Western society and others, whether they stem from ... More


Is Dance a Man's Sport Too?: The Performance of Athletic‐Coded Masculinity on the Concert Dance Stage *

Maura Keefe

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/9780195386691.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maura Keefe argues that choreographers in the United States have very often drawn inspiration and themes from the world of sports, leaning especially on the image of the male athlete as a key iconic ... More


Biblical Authority and the Ethics of Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

All biblical interpretations, including traditional ones, “pick and choose” texts and meanings according to the particularity of the interpreter. The dominant interpreters have failed to acknowledge ... More


Brokeback Mountain

Gary Needham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633821
eISBN:
9780748651252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633821.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Upon its release in 2005, Brokeback Mountain became a major cultural event and a milestone in independent American filmmaking. Based on the short story by Annie Proulx and directed by Ang Lee, it ... More


“It’s just the gym”: Female Physical Educators, 1950–2005

Martha H. Verbrugge

in Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195168792
eISBN:
9780199949649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168792.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 7 (the counterpart to Chapter 1) examines the status of white and black female physical educators, coaches, and administrators in academic institutions as their profession matured and women’s ... More


Teenage Boys and Schooling

Mark McCormack

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines what existing research tells us about the school lives of teenage boys. It demonstrates that, in schools, boys have traditionally adopted homophobic, misogynistic and aggressive ... More


The Rise and Fall of Homophobia

Mark McCormack

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter uses both survey data and qualitative research to examine the shifting nature of homophobia over the past thirty years. It argues that homophobia reached its apex in the 1980s, as a ... More


Decreasing Homohysteria

Mark McCormack

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter documents the significant decrease in homophobia that has occurred at all three schools studied in this research. It shows that there is near-total acceptance of homosexuality as a ... More


Homosexually Themed Language

Mark McCormack

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the changing nature of homosexually-themed language. Given media interest in the phrase ‘that’s so gay,’ the chapter demonstrates that the meanings and effects of phrases with a ... More


Gay-Friendly High Schools

Mark McCormack

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the implications of the findings from The Declining Significance of Homophobia. Highlighting the originality and importance of these findings, this chapter links the findings ... More


Public Interraciality: Managing Visibility

Amy C. Steinbugler

in Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199743551
eISBN:
9780199979370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743551.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes another form of racework that interracial partners use in public spaces—visibility management. By managing their visibility, interracial couples anticipate and protect ... More


Homophobic Speech, Equality Denial, and Religious Expression

Ian Leigh

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the legal regulation of religiously-motivated speech that is critical of same-sex behaviour. The ‘Culture Wars’ have now reached Europe and are being played out in claims, on ... More


HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Kurt C. Organista (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199764303
eISBN:
9780199950232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This book provides the most current theory, research, and practice with regard to preventing HIV in diverse Latino populations and communities in the United States. Chapters share innovative thinking ... More


Elements of a Gender-Sensitive Ethics for Psychiatry

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The centrality of culture and particularly gender to psychiatry and to the psychiatric project are demonstrated in Chapter 4. (Factors given attention include the cultural associations linking male ... More


Pinning the Tail on the Donkey: Conceptualizing, Identifying, and Responding to Bullying

Faye Mishna

in Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795406
eISBN:
9780199949687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795406.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

A review of underlying factors that are encompassed within the phenomenon of bullying are described in this chapter. Children and adolescents both engage in and are victimized through a number of ... More


Regulatory Spaces

Denise Tse-Shang Tang

in Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083015
eISBN:
9789882209855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083015.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Certain spaces are often identified as of a predominantly regulatory and surveillance nature. Named commonly among informants, these everyday spaces include religious institutions, schools, and ... More


Masculinities and the Law: A Multidimensional Approach

Frank Rudy Cooper and Ann C. McGinley (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814764039
eISBN:
9780814764046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764039.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

According to masculinities theory, masculinity is not a biological imperative but a social construction. Men engage in a constant struggle with other men to prove their masculinity. This book ... More


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