Masculinities and Femininities through the Years: Boys and Girls Constructing Gender Identities through Communities of Practice

Masculinities and Femininities through the Years: Boys and Girls Constructing Gender Identities... Sex Roles (2009) 60:442–443 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9533-0 BOOK REVIEW Masculinities and Femininities through the Years: Boys and Girls Constructing Gender Identities through Communities of Practice Being Boys, Being Girls: Learning Masculinities and Femininities. By Carrie Paechter, Berkshire, Open University Press, McGraw Hill Education, 2007. 179 pp, £19.99, $52.95 (paperback) ISBN 978 033521974 2 Alexandra Allan Published online: 27 September 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Being Boys, Being Girls: Learning Masculinities and As such the book reflects, explores and expands upon her Femininities specifically seeks to explore the processes theorisation of gender as something that is learned and through which children and young people construct their constructed within communities of masculinity and femi- own gender identities. Although Paechter recognises that ninity practice. these processes of identity constitution also occur amongst The second chapter in the book presents the reader with a groups of adults she believes that a focus on children and concise overview of the different ways in which gender has young people is important in order to understand how boys been theorised in academic work across time. Paechter clearly and girls learn to be men and women. As she explains in sets out the biological arguments http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Masculinities and Femininities through the Years: Boys and Girls Constructing Gender Identities through Communities of Practice

Sex Roles , Volume 60 (6) – Sep 27, 2008
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Springer US
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-008-9533-0
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Sex Roles (2009) 60:442–443 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9533-0 BOOK REVIEW Masculinities and Femininities through the Years: Boys and Girls Constructing Gender Identities through Communities of Practice Being Boys, Being Girls: Learning Masculinities and Femininities. By Carrie Paechter, Berkshire, Open University Press, McGraw Hill Education, 2007. 179 pp, £19.99, $52.95 (paperback) ISBN 978 033521974 2 Alexandra Allan Published online: 27 September 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Being Boys, Being Girls: Learning Masculinities and As such the book reflects, explores and expands upon her Femininities specifically seeks to explore the processes theorisation of gender as something that is learned and through which children and young people construct their constructed within communities of masculinity and femi- own gender identities. Although Paechter recognises that ninity practice. these processes of identity constitution also occur amongst The second chapter in the book presents the reader with a groups of adults she believes that a focus on children and concise overview of the different ways in which gender has young people is important in order to understand how boys been theorised in academic work across time. Paechter clearly and girls learn to be men and women. As she explains in sets out the biological arguments

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 27, 2008

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