Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Success, Class, and Masculinities

Links

Text available via DOI:

View graph of relations

Success, Class, and Masculinities

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

Published
Publication date1/09/2018
Host publicationWorking-Class Boys and Educational Success: Teenage Identities, Masculinities and Urban Schooling
EditorsNicola Ingram
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages15-45
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781137401595
ISBN (Print)9781137401588
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Gender and Education
PublisherPalgrave
ISSN (Print)2524-6445
ISSN (Electronic)2524-6453

Abstract

This chapter is divided into two strands: the first focuses on social class and educational success (specifically for young men), and the second focuses on masculinity and educational success. It begins by reflecting on the classic studies of working-class boys’ resistance to education, from Willis’ (1977) oft-cited text Learning to Labour: How Working-Class Kids Get Working-Class Jobs to Brown’s (1987) Schooling Ordinary Kids. In doing this it prefaces key debates on resistance to schooling that emerged from studies of working-class boys in the 1970s and 1980s, before moving on to discuss taking a sensitive approach to researching class and masculinity. The chapter then turns to a discussion of ways of constructing and framing masculinity.