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Des hommes en école de sages-femmes : sociabilités étudiantes et recompositions des masculinités

Abstract : Male midwifery students’ involvement in a “female” study track makes them susceptible to experience different gendered secondary socialization mechanisms, particularly originating from the student group. Does the influence of this group transform them into “new” men ? Using observations carried out in three French midwifery schools and interviews conducted with twenty-two male students, I argue that their presence in a predominantly female group does not only trigger adaptation and transformation by these men, but also underlines a plurality of masculinities (Connell, 2014). Drawing on a theoretical framework in terms of continuous socialization (Darmon, 2006), I show the central influence of gendered primary socialization and study choice on how these male students appropriate the student group’s socialization and reconfigure their gender practices.
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Alice Olivier. Des hommes en école de sages-femmes : sociabilités étudiantes et recompositions des masculinités. Terrains et Travaux : Revue de Sciences Sociales, ENS Cachan, 2015, pp.79 - 98. ⟨hal-03399279⟩

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