Policing Masculinities: Investigating the Role of Homophobia and Heteronormativity in the Lives of Adolescent School Boys

  title={Policing Masculinities: Investigating the Role of Homophobia and Heteronormativity in the Lives of Adolescent School Boys},
  author={Wayne Martino},
  journal={The Journal of Men's Studies},
  pages={213 - 236}
  • Wayne Martino
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Men's Studies
This paper focuses on research with adolescent males attending a Catholic co-educational high school. A Foucauldian framework provides the analysis for the normalizing regimes of practice through which particular homophobic and heterosexist versions of masculinity are enacted. Several of the boys interviewed question the effects of particular forms of masculinity in their lives. Issues of masculinity in schools are discussed. 

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