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Dude, You're a Fag

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Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School is a 2007 book by C. J. Pascoe. Through ethnographic research, Pascoe examines masculinity in high schools. Pascoe's work proposes that masculinity is defined primarily through dominance and control. Further, masculinity is established by high school boys through their use of the fag epithet. This book explores masculinity as enacted by male- and female-bodied students, the consequences of a strict gender system, heteronormativity within the school system, racialized masculine ideals, and acts of resistance to the gendered social order. Pascoe conducted fieldwork for a year and a half at "River High School," conducted formal interviews with fifty students, and informal interviews with many other students, administrators and faculty members.
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original title: Dude, You're a Fag
subtitle: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
date of publication: 2007
main subject: masculinity

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