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Making Space for Diverse Masculinities Difference, Intersectionality, and Engagement in an Urban High School

ISBN-10: 1433106752
ISBN-13: 9781433106750
Edition: 2010
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Description: What’s it like for Black male students who are openly gay or “gender non-conforming” to navigate the social geography of urban schools? In the tradition of critical ethnographies of schooling, Lance T. McCready mobilizes feminist theories of  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang
Publication date: 5/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 140
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

What’s it like for Black male students who are openly gay or “gender non-conforming” to navigate the social geography of urban schools? In the tradition of critical ethnographies of schooling, Lance T. McCready mobilizes feminist theories of intersectionality to explore the voices of Black gay male students and their teachers in a Northern California comprehensive high school. He analyzes the brave and often hilarious ways students “make space” by challenging conventional notions of Black masculinity and gay identity in educational spaces, such as an African dance program and the Gay-Straight Alliance. McCready challenges the dominance of race-class analyses in the field of urban education that fail to critically account for the relevance of gender and sexuality in school reform. The book will be of interest to anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of the lives of queer youth of color in urban communities. Their experiences open up new ways of viewing the troubles of Black boys and the interventions meant to address those troubles.

Acknowledgments
Theorizing the Pink Ballet Tutu Incident
The Social Geography of Parkwood High School: �Two schools under one roof�
Project 10: �It�s just tea time for a few [white] lesbians and their friends�
The African Dance Program: �Where is the love?�
Making Space for Diverse Masculinities in Boys� Education and Black Education
Implications for Urban Educators
Notes
Bibliography
Taking Stock Survey
Taking Stock Directory of PHS Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular Activities Organized by Type, Race, and Gender Composition
Ethnographic Research Narrative: Programs, Contexts, Methods

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