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Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence: The Struggle for Recognition

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In Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence, James W. Messerschmidt unravels some of the mysteries of teenage violence. Written by one of the most respected scholars on the subject of gendered crime, this book provides a fascinating account of the connections among adolescent masculinities and femininities, bullying in schools, the body, heterosexuality, and violence ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published February 23rd 2012 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2012)
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This is a review of Chapter 2: "Theory and Method".

Messerschmidt gives a structured overview of the three key-terms needed to understand socially defined behaviour and identity: sex, gender and sexuality; male/female, masculinity/femininity (or masculinities/femininities), heterosexual/non-heterosexual (gay, lesbian, bi, etc.). Our biological sex is determined at birth based on genitals, but in daily life we need to assess a person's sex. In this sense, each of us "does" sex:
"Our recognition of
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James W. Messerschmidt is Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, and Chair of the Criminology Department, at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of over thirty academic articles and book chapters as well as ten books, most recently Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence: The Struggle for Recognition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). Professor Messerschmidt ...more