The Mystery of the Missing Men: Who “belongs” at university, and how do constructions of masculinity shape the experiences of “belong-ing” of young men who enroll in higher education?

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There is something of a moral panic about the relative paucity of men in higher education in many countries. Closer examination shows that it is often men from subordinate groups in their contexts, such as working-class men (in the UK context) or African men (in the South African context) who are most underrepresented. The experiences of such young men who do attend university is mediated by their under-representation, as well as constructions of masculinity at system / context or at individual / group level. Understanding the latter can help to ameliorate the effects of the former.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBoyhood Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Jan 2020

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