Sex Roles (2014) 70:72–75 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0254-z BOOK REVIEW Promises Unfulfilled: The Reclining Significance of Homophobia? The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality. By Mark McCormack, New York, Oxford University Press, 2012. 166 pp. $49.99 (hardcover). ISBN: 9780199778249 Michael Kehler Published online: 15 December 2012 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012 After much anticipation and somewhat hushed whisper from all and indeed, with much promise to be fulfilled in a short academic circles, I received Mark McCormack’s book in the 139 pages (plus references and index!). mail. The anticipation of reading his book up until that point There is good reason for people to be talking about this was rooted in academic banter among colleagues in various book. McCormack promises to challenge what many have circles at conferences I recently attended in the UK and argued to be the case, mainly, that homophobia is not on the Canada. People had heard of the book, heard McCormack decline, but rather, homophobia is alive and in fact remains speak of it on broadcasts, and heard the various claims he woven to the fabric of many elementary and secondary made. The book was anticipated because it
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