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What about school?: Swedish male students constructing masculine identities in relation to school
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6201-9135
2005 (English)Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study is to find different ways that Swedish male students in upper secondary school position themselves and construct masculine identities in relation to school and intellectual work. As in a great number of countries Swedish young men generally have lower marks than young women do. Research from for instance Australian and UK show that gender and class structuring of social interaction is of major importance in the story of “underachieving” boys. The statistics of marks from the Swedish schools do not tell us otherwise. But classroom culture or the way that men construct masculinity is neither static nor universal.

By doing a participate observation study on students with different educational strategies, combined with thematic inter¬views, it is possible to learn more about how male students achievement is influenced by different classroom cultures in Sweden. My intention is to focus upon the impact of gen¬der, class and ethnicity on the classroom interactions. The study is ongoing research.

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education, achievement, maskulinity, gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-78385OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-78385DiVA: diva2:106298
Childhoods 2005 International Conference, University of Oslo, June 29-July 3, 2005
Available from: 2008-01-24 Created: 2008-01-24 Last updated: 2016-03-17

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