Exploring how adolescent boys negotiate regulatory conceptions of masculinity
Fouten, Elron S.
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Many researchers have highlighted the way in which certain masculinities are facilitative of unsafe sexual practices as well as violence in intimate realtionships. This present study is located in a broader study that examined masculinities and risk taking behaviours in the context of HIV/AIDS. With regards to the analysis and findings this study highlights the well-theorized process in which masculinities are defined, which is that boys' notion of masculinities take on their meaning through negative distancing and 'othering' of different masculine identities.