Mairtin Mac an Ghaill explores how boys learn to be men in schools while policing their own and others' sexuality. The text focuses on the students' confusions and contradictions in their gendered experiences; and upon how schools actively produce, through the official and hidden curriculum, a range of masculinities which young men come to inhabit. The author attempts to do full justice to the complex phenomenon of male heterosexual subjectivities and to the role of schooling in forming sexual identities.
"Contesting social oppression in schools must remain a priority for all educators; in this book Mac an Ghaill makes a stand as aeloquent, principled and caring contestant on the side of the oppressed." - T.E.S. "This is a veryimportant book...it presents a penetrating analysis of...masculine socialisation within its changing context. It should be compulsory reading forall concerned with schools as learning environments. The Making of Men stands...as a turning point in understandings of gender and society." - Mentoring and Tutoring. "...a must for anyone in education." - Gay Times "...a very accessible and informative book and would appeal toa wide audience...it is without doubt essential and useful reading for those students working in the field of gender studies." - Journal of Educational Policy. "A short review cannot begin to do justice to the richness and complexity of the data and of Mac anGhaill's analysis: the book itself must be read." - Cambridge Journal of Education. "...a timely publication adding to the growing body of study concerned with the relation between masculinity and schooling." - Discourse. "...a timely and important contribution to a growing body of literature which is seeking to render the category and behaviour of men, as social beings, problematic and accountable." - Journal of Biosocial Science. "The book makes a significant contribution to the sociology of education literature." - Qualitative Studies in Education.
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st April 1994
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.1
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1