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Gray, Emily M.; Nicholas, Lucy – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
In 2016 the world witnessed a consolidation of a western brand of political 'populist authoritarianism' that is anti-globalisationalist and creates 'shared objects of loathing' in the popular imagination. This article engages with the implications of this affective and masculinist 'post-truth' era for higher education and analyses the narratives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Social Theories, Gender Issues
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Roberts, Steven – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2012
In the 1980s, researchers established the need to document and analyse the educational attitudes, behaviours and outcomes of "ordinary kids" as a means of developing a holistic account of school experience. Yet, while significant attention is given to extremes in educational attitudes and behaviours, "ordinariness" tends to remain overlooked in…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Experience, Masculinity, Secondary Education
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Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin; Haywood, Chris – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2011
The retreat from social class within the sociology of education has been accompanied by the intensification of socio-economic and cultural inequalities. This paper seeks to draw upon cultural analyses of social class by addressing a classificatory shift of white English working-class males, who have moved from an ascribed primary "socio-economic"…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Social Class, Educational Sociology
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Funnell, Robert – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2008
An explanation is presented about what keeps young men in isolated rural areas. The purpose is to contribute a concrete analysis of habitus as used in educational research. Inadequacies in application of the term are demonstrated in research conducted on school and work by the author in a rural town. An analysis of changes from labour-intensive…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Labor Market, Rural Areas, Males
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Renold, Emma – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2006
Judith Butler's conceptualisation of how gender is routinely spoken through a hegemonic heterosexual matrix has been pivotal for many social scientists researching within and beyond educational settings for exposing the ways in which children's normative gender identities ("intelligible genders") are inextricably tied to dominant notions of…
Descriptors: Females, Males, Sexual Orientation, Sex
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Younger, Mike; Warrington, Molly – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1996
Attempts to analyze, through questionnaires and interviews with students, parents, and teachers, some of the factors contributing to differences between male and female student scoring on the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The GCSE is a British comprehensive, national core curriculum examination. Discusses the reasons why…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Educational Experience, Females
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Younger, Michael; Warrington, Molly; Williams, Jacquetta – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Examines the gender gap in classroom interactions between teachers and students in eight English secondary schools, focusing on the views of teaching staff, the perspectives of Year 11 students, and observations of teacher-student interaction in the classroom. Suggests that boys and girls are treated differently in many classrooms. (CMK)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Females, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues
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Francis, Becky – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1999
Ex-Education Minister Stephen Byers claimed that "laddish behaviour" was in part responsible for English boys' academic underachievement. Presents and discusses students' responses to Byers' claim. Draws data from the semi-structured interviews of a study with 100 14-16-year-old students. (CMK)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Foreign Countries, Gender Issues, Higher Education