‘Being one of the “boys”’
: understandings of how young heterosexual male students construct their experiences of the Night Time Economy

  • Rune Murphy

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This study aimed to give a deeper understanding of how young heterosexual male students construct their experiences in the Night Time Economy and used a post-feminist, neoliberal perspective to explore how discourses of power impacted these understandings and their subsequent opportunity for experience. In interviews with 10 heterosexual male students, we explored the behaviours of their 'typical' nights out and how they made sense of experiences such as drinking and sexual attention. Narratives were analysed using a Foucauldian Discourse Analysis (FDA) as this enabled a deepening of the analysis of power at different levels. The initial talk centred on discourses of brotherhood and masculine power which have been found to be central to the discussed themes. These themes showed how the young men attempted to understand their positions as lads within their social groups, the construction of their experiences through social memory making and how they talked about consent through the lens of the night out. Limitations and avenues for future research are discussed.
Dyddiad Dyfarnu2023
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
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  • Prifysgol Aberystwyth
GoruchwyliwrAlison Mackiewicz (Goruchwylydd) & Saffron Passam (Goruchwylydd)

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