Activity of Brunel University
Aims and objectives
Sociologist who uses qualitative methods to examine the construction of masculinities and sexualities among young men in educational and sporting settings. Research examines how a zeitgeist of decreasing homophobia impacts on the gendered behaviours of young heterosexual men and the school experiences of LGBT youth. Also examines how language use changes in response to these shifting attitudinal positions and behavioural patterns. Focus is on how this impacts on youth in post-compulsory education, and the implications this has for school cultures, and also on how these changes are manifest in the institution of sport.
Name: Brunel University
Stakeholder: University; Individual Expert
Area of intervention: Gender Stereotypes; Men and gender equality; LGBT
Organisation Country: United Kingdom
Organisation City: Middlesex
Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge
Organisation Zip Code: UB8 3PH
Organisation Phone: 1895267221
Name: Mark McCormack
- McCormack M., The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality. New York: Oxford University Press (in press) McCormack, M. Mapping the terrain of homosexually-themed language, Journal of Homosexuality (in press)
- McCormack M. (2011) Hierarchy without hegemony: Locating boys in an inclusive school setting, Sociological Perspectives, 54(1), 83-101
- McCormack M. (2011) The declining significance of homohysteria for male students in three sixth forms in the south of England, British Educational Research Journal, 37(2), 337-353.
- Ripley M., Anderson E., McCormack M., Adams A., Pitts R. (2011) The decreasing significance of stigma in the lives of bisexual men, Journal of Bisexuality
- McCormack M., Anderson E. (2010) 'It's just not acceptable any more': The erosion of homophobia and the softening of masculinity in an English state school, Sociology, 44(5), 843-859.
- McCormack M., Anderson E. (2010) The re/production of homosexually-themed discourse in educationally-based organised sport.Culture, Health & Sexuality, 12(8), 913-927.
- Adams A., Anderson E., McCormack M. (2010) Establishing and challenging masculinity: The influence of gendered discourse in football, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 29(3), 278-300.
- Anderson E., McCormack M. (2010) Intersectionality, critical race theory and American sporting oppression: Examining black and gay male athletes. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(8), 949-967.
- Anderson E., McCormack, M. (2010) Comparing black and gay male athletes: Patterns in American oppression, Journal of Men's Studies, 18(2), 145-158.