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    roles and idolization of hyper-masculinity can have negative effects on society, one of which may be perpetuating male involvement in criminal activities (Rivers, et. al 2011, Fine 2010). Contemporary men’s studies examines the ways in which the pressure to behave in a masculine fashion can influence males to commit crime. This as a concept can be seen in the work of sociologist James Messerschmidt, who posits that committing crime is an outlet for men to perform masculinity. This was developed…

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    The article “Poste-Princess Models of Gender: The New Man in Disney/Pixar” by Gillam and Wooden uses great examples to show how the views on masculinity is changing. In the article, they talk about ‘emasculation of the alpha male’, which is when you deprive a man of his role. In they describe a man’s masculinity using moves such as toy story, little mermaid, the Incredibles, etc. They talked about how Buzz Lightyear and his companion Sheriff Woody see themselves based “on a masculine model of…

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    the origin of men’s competitive nature to claim a social status (Bosson, et.al 2008). However masculinity cannot be grouped into one category. For instance, the way athletes and fraternity brothers value masculinity share similarities but their methods of achieving it differ. On the other hand masculine relations differ in terms of race since the actions that white men perform to exert their masculinity differs from those of men from minority races.The core belief for ‘real’ men however, is…

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    Similar to Meth & Pasick chapter on the Mask of Masculinity, Sung does learn to selectively incorporate “behaviours that will enhance their male self-image” while systematically discarding qualities that “are seen as predominantly feminine”. In order to have a full comprehensive understanding of what masculine norms my father relates to, I listed off a few injunctive gender norms that are communicated often in today’s society through media sources or general trends in the American male…

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    Masculinity In The 1950's

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    The 1950’s were a revolutionary period in Australian drama; it brought with it plenty of new playwrights with fresh and innovative ideas. A particular theme seem throughout all of these plays is the evolution of masculinity and it’s representation within Australian theatre. The 1950’s brought a change in content and style of Australian plays being written during that time compared to the previous decades, especially revolving around it’s male characters. After decades of severe suffering…

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    historians, activists and critics. As a discipline, femininity budded earlier than masculinity in the works of several novelists whether male or female. This is because in most historical as well as literary eras society was patriarchal per se. The flourishing of feminine studies is a reaction to that sort of the patriarchy of Man. Novel is the best literary genre to tackle with the imbibed controversial issues like Masculinity and Femininity. The vast literary space of novel as literary genre…

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    these changes in masculinity is through the lens of gender role conflict theory (Whorely & Addiss, 2006). Gender role conflict (GRC) is thought to occur when men’s adherence to traditionally strict male gender roles create conflicts with incompatible situational…

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    Up until now, masculinity has been defined by a certain set of guidelines described well by Joe Ehrmann. The first of them is “billfold”, which refers to monetary gain and how much money someone makes as a way to describe if they are successful. The next is “ballfield”, which talks about athleticism and how those who can do more physically should be seen as better as someone else. The final description is “bedroom” and is very objectifying to women because it thinks of those who have many…

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    Masculinity In Tv Adverts

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    Rebecca Feasey examines the representations of masculinity within television adverts. Feasey explores the representations of masculinity in relation to the hegemonic order and social context. Society have a very narrow perception of masculinity were often many traits of the everyday man is disregarded which Feasey explores within her article. Unileaver’s Lynx range was Feasey’s choice for her case due to the brand heavily promoting themselves as a very masculine product. Lynx’s adverts have…

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    In the excerpt from Masculinities, Connell traces the manner in which different forms of masculinity interact and operate within the gender order of Western culture. Within this idea, the notion of "hegemonic masculinity" stands out as the chief dictator of gender relations, both of the intragroup and intergroup variety. Under the understanding that hegemony is the notion of "cultural dominance in [a] society as a whole," I have taken hegemonic masculinity to be the dominant form of…

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