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The men and the boys
Questions about men and boys have aroused remarkable media attention and public interest in recent years. But what have we learned about masculinity, and where is our thinking on the subject headed?Expand
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Teaching the boys: New research on masculinity, and gender strategies for schools.
This article draws on new social-scientific research on masculinity to develop a framework for understanding gender issues in the education of boys. Gender is constructed within institutional andExpand
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Gender and power
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Gender, health and theory: conceptualizing the issue, in local and world perspective.
  • R. Connell
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • 1 June 2012
Public policy documents on gender and health mostly rely on categorical understandings of gender that are now inadequate. Poststructuralist thought is an advance, but relational theories of gender,Expand
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The neoliberal cascade and education: an essay on the market agenda and its consequences
Education has been powerfully affected by the rise of a neoliberal political, economic and cultural agenda. The Australian experience since the 1980s is outlined. Educators need to understandExpand
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Cool Guys, Swots and Wimps: The Interplay of Masculinity and Education.
Most educational work concerned with changes in gender relations has been addressed to girls, justified on ‘equal opportunity’ principles, and governed by ‘sex‐role’ theories. This framework is notExpand
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Change among the Gatekeepers: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Equality in the Global Arena
  • R. Connell
  • Sociology
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1 March 2005
E quality between women and men has been a doctrine well recognized in international law since the adoption of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations 1958), and as a principleExpand
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Gender: In World Perspective
Preface Chapter 1. The Question of Gender Chapter 2. Gender Research: Five Examples Chapter 3. Gender Theorists and Gender Theory Chapter 4. Sex Differences and Gendered Bodies Chapter 5. GenderExpand
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Good teachers on dangerous ground: towards a new view of teacher quality and professionalism
Ideas about what makes a good teacher are important in thinking about educational reform, and have come into focus recently. These ideas are contested and open to change. The first part of this paperExpand
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