Queering Masculine Peer Culture : Softening Gender Performances on the University Dance Floor. / Peterson, Grant Tyler; Anderson, Eric.

Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. ed. / John Landreau; Nelson Rodriguez. Vol. 21 New York : Springer, 2011. (Explorations in Educational Purpose).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Queering Masculine Peer Culture : Softening Gender Performances on the University Dance Floor. / Peterson, Grant Tyler; Anderson, Eric.

Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. ed. / John Landreau; Nelson Rodriguez. Vol. 21 New York : Springer, 2011. (Explorations in Educational Purpose).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Peterson, GT & Anderson, E 2011, Queering Masculine Peer Culture: Softening Gender Performances on the University Dance Floor. in J Landreau & N Rodriguez (eds), Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. vol. 21, Explorations in Educational Purpose, Springer, New York.

APA

Peterson, G. T., & Anderson, E. (2011). Queering Masculine Peer Culture: Softening Gender Performances on the University Dance Floor. In J. Landreau, & N. Rodriguez (Eds.), Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education (Vol. 21). (Explorations in Educational Purpose). Springer.

Vancouver

Peterson GT, Anderson E. Queering Masculine Peer Culture: Softening Gender Performances on the University Dance Floor. In Landreau J, Rodriguez N, editors, Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. Vol. 21. New York: Springer. 2011. (Explorations in Educational Purpose).

Author

Peterson, Grant Tyler ; Anderson, Eric. / Queering Masculine Peer Culture : Softening Gender Performances on the University Dance Floor. Queer Masculinities: A Critical Reader in Education. editor / John Landreau ; Nelson Rodriguez. Vol. 21 New York : Springer, 2011. (Explorations in Educational Purpose).

BibTeX

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