Shepherd, Verene A.
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Department of History and Archaeology
Gender, history education & development in Jamaica
Bailey, Barbara; Leo-Rhynie, Elsa A.
Gender in the 21st century : Caribbean perspectives, visions and possibilities
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Article intervenes in the discussion about masculinity, suggesting that whatever may be the reasons articulated for Caribbean males' insecure masculinity, history education is not one of those contributing factors. In fact history education, as viewed through the main textbooks, bolsters hegemonic masculinity. The essay's proposal for the future echoes that made by Olwen Hufton, that the historical assumption regarding the two sexes should be incorporated in some way into the school curriculum so that the emergent 18-year-old has as part of his /her intellectual package a cognisance of exclusions and arbitrary categorisation attendant upon sexual identity in the past and consequently the significance and value of some hard-won victories.....