|Chapter title||Masculine identities on an academic writing programme|
|Editors||Omoniyi, T. and White, G.|
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.
|Keywords||identity, gender, laddish masculinity, academic writing classrooms, widening participation, English language teaching, higher education, newcomer undergraduates|
|Book title||The sociolinguistics of identity|
|Place of publication||London|
|Series||Advances in sociolinguistics|