Masculine identities on an academic writing programme

Preece, S. 2006. Masculine identities on an academic writing programme. in: Omoniyi, T. and White, G. (ed.) The sociolinguistics of identity London Continuum. pp. 173-187

Chapter titleMasculine identities on an academic writing programme
AuthorsPreece, S.
EditorsOmoniyi, T. and White, G.
Abstract

This chapter explores newcomer identity with a group of male undergraduates undergoing the transition into higher education. Through examining the performance of gendered identities among the male participants in an academic writing classroom, the chapter considers their orientation to academic community practices and the settling in process. In the classroom data hegemonic masculinity is primarily constituted through doing being a lad which not only serves immediate functions of acting cool and having a laugh, but also acts as a way of masking vulnerabilities and resisting institutional practices perceived as face-threatening and/ or alienating.

Keywordsidentity, gender, laddish masculinity, academic writing classrooms, widening participation, English language teaching, higher education, newcomer undergraduates
Book titleThe sociolinguistics of identity
Page range173-187
Year2006
PublisherContinuum
Publication dates
Published2006
Place of publicationLondon
SeriesAdvances in sociolinguistics
ISBN0826490646

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