This article uses qualitative data from a larger study of two elementary schools in a rural city of about 15,000 people in the Midwestern United States. Here, I focus on a single peer group and those who are on its margins to provide insight into the intersection of friendship, aggression, and masculinity. In doing so, I address the lack of research examining how aggression functions within peer groups and why those who are victimized choose to remain in these groups.
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Harger, Brent. 2019. “On the Margins of Friendship: Aggression in an Elementary School Peer Group.” Childhood 26(4):476-90.
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