9780520271487

Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520271487

  • ISBN10:

    0520271483

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Summary

High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fagsheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.

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