Exploring how adolescent boys negotiate regulatory conceptions of masculinity.
Abstract (Summary)Many researchers have highlighted the way in which certain masculinities are facilitative of unsafe sexual practices as well as violence in intimate realtionships. This present study is located in a broader study that examined masculinities and risk taking behaviours in the context of HIV/AIDS. With regards to the analysis and findings this study highlights the well-theorized process in which masculinities are defined, which is that boys' notion of masculinities take on their meaning through negative distancing and 'othering' of different masculine identities.
School Location:South Africa
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2006