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

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University of California Press, Jun 4, 2007 - Social Science - 240 pages
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 Fag sheds 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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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

Insightful. Fair warning, though--as with so much if social anthropology, sometimes she uses terms without an acknowledgement of the complicated history those terms have. Powerful work. HIGHLY recommended. Read full review

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After class discussion, I went back and read this book. I found it just as interesting the second time reading it. I would recommend this book for anyone trying to understand the thought processes (or ... Read full review

Contents

Adolescence Identity and High School
1
Institutionalizing Heterosexualityand Masculinity at River High
25
Adolescent Male Homophobia
52
Masculinityand Dominance
84
5 Look at My Masculinity Girls Who Act Like Boys
115
Thinking about Schooling Genderand Sexuality
156
What If a Guy Hits on You? Intersections of GenderSexuality and Age in Fieldwork with Adolescents
175
Notes
195
References
201
Index
215
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Page 202 - fag" and "queer" to deride one another: A contributor to heterosexism and stigma. Journal of Homosexuality, 40, 1-11.
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About the author (2007)

C.J. Pascoe is Postdoctoral Scholar with the Digital Youth Project at the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley.

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