So What's a Boy?

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Apr 1, 2003 - Education - 326 pages
This book focuses on the impact and effects of masculinities on the lives of boys at school. Through interviews with boys from diverse backgrounds, the authors explore the various ways in which boys define and negotiate their masculinities at school.

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Part 2 Diverse Masculinities
Part 3 Sites of Intervention
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Wayne Martino is senior lecturer in Education at Murdoch University in Western Australia.
Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is senior lecturer in Social Diversity, Health and Education at Deakin University, Australia.

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