publication . Book . 2007

Being Boys, Being Girls: learning masculinities and femininities

Paechter, Carrie F.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
What is it like being a boy or a girl?\ud How do boys and girls learn to be men and women?\ud How do families, schools and children’s peer groups influence the ways in which children think of themselves as male and female?\ud Being Boys, Being Girls explores how boys and girls learn what it is to be male and female. Drawing on a wide range of studies from around the world, the book examines how masculinities and femininities are developed and understood by children and young people in families, in schools, and through interaction with their peers.\ud One of the key concepts underlying this book is that our identities are constructed and performed in particular w...
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