Dude, You’re a Fag
Dude, You’re a Fag
Masculinity and Sexuality in High School C. J. Pascoe
UNIVERSITY OF CA LIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley Los Angeles London
University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its activities are supported by the UC Press Foundation and by philanthropic contributions from individuals and institutions. For more information, visit www.ucpress.edu. University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles, California University of California Press, Ltd. London, England © 2007 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Pascoe, C. J., 1974–. Dude, you’re a fag : masculinity and sexuality in high school / C.J. Pascoe. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn-13: 978–0-520–24862–5 (cloth : alk. paper), isbn-10: 0–520–24862–7 (cloth : alk. paper) isbn-13: 978–0-520–25230–1 (pbk. : alk. paper), isbn-10: 0–520–25230–6 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Teenage boys—California—Social conditions. 2. High school students— California—Social conditions. 3. Masculinity. 4. Heterosexuality. 5. Gender identity. 6. Identity (Psychology) in adolescence. 7. Socialization. I. Title. HQ797.P37 2007 306.76’40835109794—dc22 Manufactured in the United States of America 15 10 14 13 12 9 8 7 6 11 10 09 5 4 3 2 08 1 07
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