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Title:Watering seeds: the socialization of African American adolescent male masculinity
Author(s):Rodriguez, Saturnino Hollis
Advisor(s):Trent, William
Department / Program:Education Policy, Organization, and Leadershp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:When it comes to looking at the African American males’ conception of manhood, there is a need for future research exploring the entire life span in order to get a better understanding of the socialization process that takes place as well as shifts in masculinity ideology that will occur throughout the course of a lifespan. In order to understand the traumatic experiences that are attributed to the intersectionality of race and gender for African American males, it is necessary that we begin to examine the socialization settings as much as the socialization process in order to full comprehend the influence that masculinity has during the adolescent stage of development. The purpose of this study is to explore the socialization of masculinity for African American adolescent males enrolled in a youth intervention program in Illinois. In order to explore such a phenomenon, the research design utilized qualitative methods, specifically an observational case study (Bogdan & Biklen, 2011) composed of a participant observations, a questionnaire, and focus groups in order to acquire natural, rich data that will provide answers to the guiding research questions: 1. How do they define what it means to be man? 2. What social agents have shaped their definition of what it means to be a man? 3. How has their perception of what it means to be a man impacted their lives?
Issue Date:2015-07-24
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 Saturnino Rodriguez
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-29
Date Deposited:August 201

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