From Hegemonic Masculinity to Inclusive Masculinities

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199778249
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933051 | DOI:

Series: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

From Hegemonic Masculinity to Inclusive Masculinities

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This chapter addresses how to theorize the unequal social stratification of men in society. Hegemonic masculinity theory has traditionally been used to conceptualize the hierarchy of men, but the chapter explicates the inadequacies of this theory to explain changes in how men act in recent years. Highlighting the differences between hegemony and hegemonic masculinity, the chapter turns to inclusive masculinity theory as the most useful way of understanding masculinities in contemporary society.

Keywords: inclusive; hegemonic; masculinity; theory; hegemony

Chapter.  4067 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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