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"It's Kind of Apples and Oranges": Gay College Males' Conceptions of Gender Transgression as Poverty
Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs (2015)
  • Daniel Tillapaugh, University of Maine
  • Z Nicolazzo, Northern Illinois University
Abstract

This paper explores the ways in which gay males in college make meaning of gender variance and transgressions from the gender binary as a form of poverty. Using epistemological bricolage, the researchers analyzed data from 17 self-identified gay cisgender males attending three colleges in Southern California. Participants represented an array of racial backgrounds and were between 20 and 23 years old. The researchers posit that three key elements influence these gay males’ meaning making: (1) gender coding and policing, (2) hyperawareness of gender transgressions, and (3) reifying hegemonic masculinity.

Keywords
  • gay males,
  • epistemological bricolage,
  • gender,
  • gender transgression,
  • hegemonic masculinity
Publication Date
April, 2015
Citation Information
Daniel Tillapaugh and Z Nicolazzo. ""It's Kind of Apples and Oranges": Gay College Males' Conceptions of Gender Transgression as Poverty" Journal of Critical Scholarship in Higher Education and Student Affairs Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danieltillapaugh/8/