Becoming a man and a woman in secondary school practice
2015 (English)In: Nordic Studies in Education, ISSN 1891-5914, E-ISSN 1891-5949, no 3, 233-250 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no 3, 233-250 p.
Masculinity, femininity, images, relational, embodiment, human body, science education
Research subject Science Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-55965OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-55965DiVA: diva2:407812