A Critical Investigation of Masculinity in Education: Using a Narrative Method

Davis, Ian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6617-8130 and Bromdal, Annette (2020) A Critical Investigation of Masculinity in Education: Using a Narrative Method. In: Inclusive Theory and Practice in Special Education. Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, United States, pp. 288-300. ISBN 9781799829027


This chapter treats the concept of masculinit(ies) in two distinct ways. It offers a discussion relating to the notion of masculinit(ies) as a research foci. This construct is problematized by facing up to the methodological paradox of examining the unmarginalized subject and how that can increase in complexity when contextualized within an institutional setting such as education. The popular notion of hegemonic masculinity and the development of the term masculinit(ies) is unraveled to acknowledge the plural condition of how gender can be represented. What can be lost by a treatment of masculinity that relies on an overly sociological approach that is necessarily historical and localized is then briefly examined. By focusing on the research perspective and the common framing of masculinit(ies), a case study of Tom is used to highlight both the possibilities and also the restrictions of how gendered representation can be addressed within an institutionalized environment such as education.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (1 Aug 2018 - 31 Mar 2020)
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 00:58
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender representation; masculinity; institutionalized environments; education
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
16 Studies in Human Society > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169901 Gender Specific Studies
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940113 Gender and Sexualities
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-2901-0.ch014
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38240

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