Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools: Art-led Understandings of Masculinities, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools

Art-led Understandings of Masculinities, 1st Edition

By Donal O'Donoghue


230 pages

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This book is about boys’ experiences of being educated in independent single-sex schools in Canada. These experiences, which are oftentimes attributed to particular places and moments at school, reveal ways in which school places are both "companionable" and "influential" in how boys become available to themselves and others as they pursue the possibility of becoming somebody. Curious about how masculinities show up in places at school and studying the sorts of gendered subjectivities that such places invite, entice, support and deny, the book extends beyond traditional ways of thinking and writing about the production of masculinities in education by introducing a different set of conceptual orientations and inquiry practices, including post-masculinities, weak theory, and art-led research and thought practices.

Table of Contents

Part I: Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools: Coming to the Study

1. Studying Boys’ Educational Experiences: An Introduction

2. Reading Andrew D. Cohen’s Essay, Boys School

Part II: Approaching Gender Research from an Art-Led Research Perspective

3. The Promise of Aesthetics

4. The Promise of Photography

5. The Promise of the Curatorial

6. The Promise of Weak Theory

Part III: Learning to Live in Boys’ Schools: Stories that Boys Tell About Themselves and Others

7. On Giving an Account

8. Stories that Boys Tell at Preston Hall School for Boys

9. Stories that Boys Tell at Redmayne College

10. Concluding Thoughts


About the Author

Dónal O'Donoghue is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at The University of British Columbia, Canada.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education showcases scholarly work over a wide range of educational topics, contexts and locations within gender and sexuality in education. The series welcomes theoretically informed scholarship including critical, feminist, queer, trans, postcolonial, and intersectional perspectives, and encourages creative and innovative methodological approaches. Proposals dealing with critical policy analysis, as it relates to gender and sexuality studies in education, are also invited. The series is committed to publishing scholarly monographs, both sole and co-authored, and edited collections.

Please send inquiries and proposals to: Wayne Martino (wmartino@uwo.ca), Emma Renold (Renold@cardiff.ac.uk) and Matthew Friberg (matthew.friberg@taylorandfrancis.com).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Research
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies