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My Reflections on Connell

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Michael Richardson


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© The Author(s).I have carried Connell's work with me as I have embarked on a career within human geography with specialist interest in gender and generation. Although my empirical lens has shifted and expanded in different ways and at different times, those same theoretical underpinnings have remained in place. I found myself returning to Connell's work on The Men and The Boys in my most recent academic work, namely through a "young dads and lads"project. Particularly noteworthy are the ways in which these young men move (and are moved by others) in between "boyhood, ""manhood, "and back again. Connell's work helps me understand how processes of childhood socialization gendered these boys, and how as young men they are gendered still through processes of fatherhood. Iam left questioning what is left behind when boys become men. I also am left needing to thank Raewyn for my lectureship - perhaps these reflections will go some way toward doing so.

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Author(s): Richardson MJ

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Boyhood Studies

Year: 2021

Volume: 14

Issue: 1

Pages: 116-120

Online publication date: 01/06/2021

Acceptance date: 02/04/2021

ISSN (print): 2375-9240

ISSN (electronic): 2375-9267

Publisher: Berghahn Journals


DOI: 10.3167/BHS.2020.140109