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Arvola A.;Todd S.;Wickman P.
2015
January
Nordic Studies in Education
Becoming a woman and a man in secondary school practice
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Femininity Images, relational Masculinity
233
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© Universitetsforlaget. This article illuminates the significance of images of femininity and masculinity in everyday school practice. Specifically, we examine role-plays concerning inter-relational dilemmas performed by 15-year-old students as a part of their work regarding the human body in science education. The results showed that the portrayal of girls, homosexuals and others who do not fit the masculine norm were presented as fragmentary in comparison with the characterisations of heterosexual boys. The images were reflections of boys' actions and feelings. Our purpose is to discuss the possibilities that exist in order to re-symbolise and re-imagine femininity and masculinity.
1891-5914
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