Gender Youth and Culture: Young Masculinities and Femininities (2nd ed)

Nayak, Anoop and Kehily, Mary Jane (2013). Gender Youth and Culture: Young Masculinities and Femininities (2nd ed). Basingstoke: Palgrave.



How do boys become men and girls become women in the modern world? What does it mean to be a ‘proper’ girl or boy? Innovatively weaving together work on both feminine and masculine identities, Gender, Youth and Culture explores how gender is produced, consumed, regulated and performed by young people. Drawing on rich ethnographic youth research this arresting book reveals the intimate ways in which young people ‘do’ gender. Using refreshing examples from contemporary culture, the authors demonstrate how features of youth culture such as social networking, club culture, film and popular television shows can be used to explain complex theoretical ideas. With discussion of new research, key concepts and global case accounts, this original volume explores how young lives intersect with gender, sexuality, race, class and religion in a range of locations.

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