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Friendship dynamics and popularity hierarchies among inclusive men

McCormack, M.


M. McCormack


Previous research has demonstrated that aggression and marginalization are key components of maintaining popularity within male peer groups. However, more recent ethnographic studies have documented a significant shift in young men’s attitudes and behaviours, with more inclusive masculinities flourishing. My previous research has examined friendship dynamics and popularity hierarchies among boys, showing that contemporary popularity is stratified by a boy’s charisma, authenticity, emotional support, and social fluidity. In this article, I draw upon ethnographic research to provide an intersectional analysis of how adolescent masculinities are influenced by class, age and sexuality.


McCormack, M. (2013). Friendship dynamics and popularity hierarchies among inclusive men. Revista canaria de estudios ingleses, 66, 37-48

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Deposit Date Sep 10, 2012
Journal Revista canaria de estudios ingleses.
Print ISSN 0211-5913
Publisher Universidad de La Laguna
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 66
Pages 37-48
Keywords Friendship, Homophobia, Masculinity, Heterosexuality, Youth.
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