Explorations of Educational Purpose

Queer Masculinities

A Critical Reader in Education

Editors: Landreau, John, Rodriguez, Nelson M. (Eds.)

  • Promotes dialogue and debate on the topic of queer masculinities and education
  • Explores queer masculinities across several spheres of education
  • Highlights queer masculinity as a form of gender and sexual politics in education
  • Contributes to theorizing the intersections between gender and sexuality
  • Adds to postmodern/queer frameworks in educational research
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About this book

Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education is a substantial addition to the discussion of queer masculinities, of the interplay between queer masculinities and education, and to the political gender discourse as a whole. Enriching the discourse of masculinity politics, the cross-section of scholarly interrogations of the complexities and contradictions of queer masculinities in education demonstrates that any serious study of masculinity—hegemonic or otherwise—must consider the theoretical and political contributions that the concept of queer masculinity makes to a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of masculinity itself.

The essays adopt a range of approaches from empirical studies to reflective theorizing, and address themselves to three separate educational realms: the K-12 level, the collegiate level, and the level in popular culture, which could be called ‘cultural pedagogy’. The wealth of detailed analysis includes, for example, the notion that normative expectations and projections on the part of teachers and administrators unnecessarily reinforce the values and behaviors of heteronormative masculinity, creating an institutionalized loop that disciplines masculinity. At the same time, and for this very reason, schools represent an opportunity to ‘provide a setting where a broader menu can be introduced and gender/sexual meanings, expressions, and experiences boys encounter can create new possibilities of what it can mean to be male’. At the collegiate level chapters include analysis of what the authors call ‘homosexualization of heterosexual men’ on the university dance floor, while the chapters of the third section, on popular culture, include a fascinating analysis of the construction of queer ‘counternarratives’ that can be constructed watching TV shows of apparently hegemonic bent. In all, this volume’s breadth and detail make it a landmark publication in the study of queer masculinities, and thus in critical masculinity studies as a whole.

About the authors

John C. Landreau is associate professor of women’s and gender studies at The College of New Jersey. His research interests include masculinity and the rhetoric of war, gender and literature, and Latin American masculinities. He has published previously on Peruvian and Andean literature and language.

Nelson M. Rodriguez is assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and of educational foundations and critical pedagogy at The College of New Jersey. He is also a research fellow at the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His current research areas include LGBT and queer studies, critical masculinity studies, critical heterosexual studies, queer studies in education, and queer/trans pedagogies. His most recent publication (with William F. Pinar) is Queering Straight Teachers: Discourse and Identity in Education (2007). His forthcoming book (with Cris Mayo) is Queer Pedagogies: Theory, Praxis, Politics.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This new edited collection by Landreau and Rodriguez helps demonstrate the rich potential of using gender and queer theories to examine educational practices and contexts. … For scholars and researchers … their introduction frames the text effectively and exposes the reader to the foundational theorists shaping the work in the volume. … For anyone with an interest in gender studies, queer theory, and their implications for educational scholarship, this volume would be a valuable starting point … .” (Elizabeth J. Meyer, Sex Roles, July, 2014)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Queer Masculinities in Education: An Introduction

    Landreau, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Queering Masculinities in Male Teachers’ Lives

    Martino, Wayne

    Pages 21-33

  • Queer Masculinities, Gender Conformity, and the Secondary School

    McCormack, Mark

    Pages 35-46

  • Phallic Girls?: Girls’ Negotiation of Phallogocentric Power

    Renold, Emma (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • The Queer in Masculinity: Schooling, Boys, and Identity Formation

    Mac an Ghaill, Máirtín (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Masculinities
Book Subtitle
A Critical Reader in Education
Editors
  • John Landreau
  • Nelson M. Rodriguez
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2552-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2552-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2551-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3823-2
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 316
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