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Masculine identities on an academic writing programme

Preece, Sian (2006) Masculine identities on an academic writing programme. In: Omoniyi, Tope and White, Goodith, (eds.) The sociolinguistics of identity. Advances in sociolinguistics . Continuum, London, pp. 173-187. ISBN 0826490646

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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.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:identity, gender, laddish masculinity, academic writing classrooms, widening participation, English language teaching, higher education, newcomer undergraduates
Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
University of Westminster > Westminster Exchange
ID Code:2688
Deposited On:05 Dec 2006
Last Modified:07 Apr 2008 14:29

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