Hegemonic masculinity

In gender studies, hegemonic masculinity is a concept popularized by sociologist R.W. Connell identifying practices that, it is argued, guarantee the dominant social position of men, and the subordinate social position of women. Conceptually, hegemonic masculinity proposes to explain how and why men maintain dominant social roles over women, and o...
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Hegemonic masculinity

A term first introduced by R. W. Connell, hegemonic masculinity refers to the dominant form of masculinity within the gender hierarchy. Although hegemonic masculinity subordinates other masculinities and femininities, it can be challenged by them. In most Western societies today, hegemonic masculinity is associated with whiteness, heterosexuality, ...
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Hegemonic masculinity

the dominant or main ways of being a man in a society
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