High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography.
Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, "Dude, You're a Fag" sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices.
C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one.
She demonstrates how the 'specter of the fag' becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the 'fag discourse' is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 248 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 01/11/2011
- Category: Gender studies: men
- ISBN: 9780520271487