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About Mark McCormack

Mark McCormack is a sociologist of masculinities and sexuality. He researches the effects of declining homophobia on heterosexual boys and LGBT youth in educational and sporting settings. He has published widely in academic journals and his book, The Declining Significance of Homophobia, is published with Oxford University Press.

Articles by Mark McCormack

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Don’t call me homophobic: the complexity of ‘that’s so gay’

The intent, effect, and environment within which words are used are vitally important in determining whether homophobia is present or not.

The softening of masculinity in English sixth forms

How has a decrease in the stigma attached to homosexuality impacted on the lives of boys in English schools, on their self-images, and on their relationships with one another?
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