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Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes : Confessions from the Classroom, Paperback / softback Book

Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes : Confessions from the Classroom Paperback / softback

Part of the Gender and Sexualities in Education series


Have you ever been told that you're too girlish or too boyish?

We are all potential targets of the gender police, some more so than others. And how did you respond? Did you hide or change or rebel or hurt or gleefully celebrate your style?

Tomboys and Other Gender Heroes is a study that brings together gender stories from approximately 600 children and youth.

Set in both urban and rural contexts, these young people show how their schools and communities respond to their bodies, passions, and imaginations.

As one 13-year-old student expresses, "My flowered jeans make me feel happy because they represent the sort of feminine side to me and at the same time show my masculine side.

They also make me feel like I'm a part of a large force that stands up to bullying and criticism, to express themselves and to show the world that our lives have meaning." In this book, student writings are framed by teaching strategies and gender theory, featuring themes of sports, film, media, landscape, joyfulness, and gender creativity.

The research will be of great interest to university students in the fields of education, gender, sexuality and women's studies, sociology, social work, psychology, counseling, and child development.

This book is ideal for teachers, professors, parents, and community members who hope to create accepting environments for gender diversity.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 155 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Urban communities
  • ISBN: 9781433126949

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