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Olstead, Riley - - 2012
Even while they advocate for qualitative, interpretive approaches to understanding panic disorder, sociologists and feminist geographers have taken the statistics on it at face value, conducting research with women because panic has been reported to be a gender-specific problem. We still lack a sociology that effectively considers men's experience of ...
Phillips, Joshua - - 2012
The prevailing system of patriarchy pushes certain voices out of the public sphere and toward the periphery. This constant attack on marginalized voices maintains the status quo and upholds ideologies that perpetuate sexism and gender violence. This essay offers insight into how Voice Male magazine uses vernacular rhetoric as social ...
Martin, Chante - - 2012
In A Lesson Before Dying (1993/1994), Ernest J. Gaines situates the courthouse, the jail, the home, and the church as central to the gendered racial consciousness of African American men and boys. With their distinctive American and keenly southern histories, each site holds particular significance to the lives of African ...
Neville, Patricia - - 2012
Research contends that men have lower help-seeking behaviour than women, especially on issues regarding mental health and lifestyle. While problem pages are considered to be a feminine genre, recent changes to the problem page format, namely the advent of the internet and the emergence of agony uncles, would appear to ...
Hall, Matthew - - 2012
The last two decades have seen a marked increase in men's self-presentation practices and the creation of a new identity category: "metrosexual" (Simpson, 1994, 2002). Here we examine men's makeup use, considered one of the more extreme indicators of "metrosexuality" (Harrison, 2008). We deploy a discursive analytic approach informed in ...
Amato, Felix - - 2012
This study examines violent men and utilizes gender role conflict theory and conformity to masculine norms as a framework to understand why men continue to victimize others through violence. The sample consisted of 258 detainees and prisoners located in New England. Multiple regression analyses compared violence, gender role conflict, and ...
Karakis, Emily - - 2012
This study investigated the relationships between Normative Male Alexithymia (NMA), Relationship Satisfaction, Fear of Intimacy, and Communication Quality among men in relationships. NMA is the inability of men to put emotions into words posited to result from traditional masculine role socialization, and reflected in the endorsement of and conformity to ...
Houston, Taylor - - 2012
This study explores the construction of masculinities and homosocial relationships within alternative subcultures. Through in-depth interviews, I researched men in "indie" rock bands that were redefining homosocial relationships in order to construct alternative masculinities within the indie rock subculture. The study's findings demonstrate that while the men upheld certain hegemonic ...
Cheeseman, Kelly - - 2012
Bulletin board websites and the Internet have created new ways for individuals to find partners for casual sexual encounters through personal ads. This paper examines men who are seeking sexual encounters with married men through placement of a "men seeking men" personal ad found on a free, non-sexual, large mainstream ...
Myers, Kristen - - 2012
Because children consume television as their identities are being formed, it is important to analyze the messages that are communicated to them through television programming. Entire television networks are marketed toward children from a very young age. Many series present male characters that are not hegemonically masculine. Potentially, non-hegemonic male ...
Ramirez, Michael - - 2012
Using interview data from twenty-eight men performing in independent rock bands in a college music town, this study examines the consequences informal careers have on constructions of masculinities. First, musicians illustrate the ways in which musical commitment poses challenges to normative masculinities as they move into adulthood. In particular, parents, ...
Lewis, Daniel - - 2012
Alan Sillitoe's 1958 novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning explores shifting masculine roles for working and middle-class men in England following the Second Worm War and the Korean War. I propose a reading of Sillitoe's novel that focuses on the abilities and the limits of male speech in the construction ...
Cohen, Jeffrey - - 2012
It is generally agreed that the field of men's studies has been growing at a rapid rate in the past few decades. However, as this field of study is still relatively new when compared to other disciplines, there are a lot of unknowns with regard to the directions of growth ...
Chaudhuri, Tanni - - 2012
This paper compares the academic literature and media reports on male violent victimization in intimate relationships, an under-researched topic. In addition to existing scholarly studies, data for the media reports come from a student-generated purposive sample of 38 news reports on male victimization. A careful analysis of both resources reveals ...
Thomas, Kimberly - - 2012
Previous research has found a link between exposure to violent videogames and aggression. The current study investigated whether the endorsement of traditional masculinity ideology moderates this relationship in college men. The sample, 168 men, filled out a demographic questionnaire, the Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised, an adaptation of the Exposure to ...
Black, Helen - - 2012
Most accounts of World War II that address the service of black soldiers were written by White officers, and often excluded, limited, or misreported African-American soldiers' contributions. This article chronicles an African-American elder's (William H. Thompson) memories of the war in his own words. We use the case of one ...
Fox, John - - 2012
This article reviews the literature on deployment trauma and examines the limitations of conventional understandings of trauma as they relate to veterans' experiences. It suggests that the failure to take into account social influences and social relationships limits the usefulness of conventional approaches to trauma. The article considers the role ...
Peterson, Grant - - 2012
In this article we examine the masculinities of heterosexual men in English university dance club settings. We highlight that multiple influences shape perceptions of gender and sexuality--influences that are also used to subvert a polarized gender and sexuality order. This is evidenced by how straight men dance, interact, and even ...
Wimer, David - - 2011
The present study examined how the endorsement of traditional masculinity ideology, conformity to masculine norms, and help seeking style are related to the avoidance of academic help seeking by college men in psychology courses. One hundred seventy eight undergraduate males participated in the study. Results indicated that greater conformity to ...
Wong, Y. - - 2011
The purpose of this article is to describe the development of the Inventory of Subjective Masculinity Experiences (ISME) and to provide preliminary evidence for the psychometric properties of this scale. Subjective masculinity experiences are defined as men's subjective experiences of what it means to be a man (e.g., As a ...
Amato, Felix - - 2011
Despite drastic and severe fiscal cuts in services to the homeless, their need continues to remain very high. Men are a particularly vulnerable group among the homeless and continue to struggle with substance abuse, mental illness, and physical health issues. When faced with these struggles, men are often reluctant to ...
Froehlich, Maggie - - 2011
This essay examines relationships between men and the role patriarchal capitalism plays in the construction of sexuality in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (1925), a novel written during a critical period in the history of sexuality, as well as of gay and lesbian history. The ambivalence about male bonds--in ...
Baiada, Christa - - 2011
This article explores a recurrent theme in postwar American culture, a perceived crisis of manhood/masculinity, through Russell Banks's novel The Sweet Hereafter. On one level, Banks establishes a sense of anxiety and threat with roots in confused and devalued masculine roles. Linked in the narrative to the deaths of multiple ...
White, Stephanie - - 2011
In the mostly female dominated profession of teaching, this pilot project investigates how a group of males who are both fathers and teachers perceive their experiences as they navigate these dual roles. This qualitative study invited men who were teaching in early childhood, primary and secondary settings in New Zealand, ...
Weber, Gordon - - 2011
This qualitative research explored the impetus, implementation, and barriers to the creation of a men's studies program in a rural Canadian school district. Student engagement in several countries and continents has drawn significant academic attention over the last decade and statistical evidence of lack of engagement, poor attendance, inappropriate behaviour, ...
Johnson, Shaun - - 2011
This article considers the following questions: How does good teaching build a knowledge of gender identity into its practice? How do we begin the slow process of creating a different ethos regarding masculinity? What are the mechanisms through which a new pedagogy of masculinity can operate? As two scholars teaching ...
Gosse, Douglas - - 2011
There is a perceived shortage of males in education provincially and nationally in Canada, particularly at the elementary level. My theoretical framework derives from queer theory, questioning the fluidity of discourse and identities, and troubling accepted, commonplace beliefs, knowledge, and practices. To this end, I interpret data from an online ...
Weaver-Hightower, Marcus - - 2011
Driven largely by concerns over boys' education, countries worldwide have seen crisis discourses over small numbers of male teachers, particularly those teaching young children. Despite public desires and policy movements to increase their numbers, important barriers and challenges remain for male teachers. Preservice teachers' experiences, especially, might illuminate challenges to ...
Davison, Kevin - - 2011
This article points to the complex context of what often is seen as both unproblematic and problematic simultaneously--men and teaching. In addition to brief words on the articles included in this special issue of JMS, the Guest Editors reflect on the contradictions, tensions, strategies and experiences of men who teach. ...
Kahn, Jack - - 2011
In the last twenty years, research has indicated that men as a social group are experiencing disproportionate difficulties in higher education. Typically, these problems have been addressed by investigating men as a homogenous sex, rather than employing gender awareness approaches that try to understand how the meaning of masculinity impacts ...
Meltzer, Andrea - - 2011
The stereotype that men are less nurturing than women frequently leads people to evaluate men less favorably than they evaluate equivalent women in situations that require nurturance and care. Nevertheless, theories of expectancy-violation suggest that such stereotypes may lead people to evaluate men who are unambiguously nurturing in such situations ...
Eguchi, Shinsuke - - 2011
A selection of literature suggests that gay Asian men are considered unattractive and undesirable, because they are socially positioned as "feminine" in the gendered hierarchy of White centered hegemonic masculinity among gay men. However, the author questions why the discourse of oppression is the only way to interpret performative aspects ...
Poluyko, Kristen - - 2011
This article examines issues of homosexuality, masculinity, class, and identity as they pertain to the Anthony Minghella's film, The Talented Mr. Ripley, particularly its troubled lead character, Tom Ripley. Through the use of jazz improvisation, I argue that Tom Ripley, Othered due to his homosexuality and class status, is able ...
McMahon, Sarah - - 2011
The bystander approach suggests that individuals can intervene to interrupt situations leading to violence and has previously been used in sexual assault prevention. This article applies the bystander approach to interpersonal violence. An exploratory study was conducted to assess a workshop designed to prevent intimate partner violence that utilized the ...
Rich, Marc - - 2010
Although scholars have argued that sexual assault is a growing crisis on college campuses, there are few studies that highlight the ways in which college men communicate their feelings about sexual assault education. This pilot study fills that void by highlighting college male students' voices. Using open-ended questions and thematic ...
Duan, Changming - - 2010
Male counseling psychology faculty (N = 83) were surveyed regarding their perceptions and experiences of an academic career and their efforts in navigating family and work roles. Results of this exploratory investigation showed that the majority (77%) of the participants had no regrets about their decision to pursue a career ...
Johnson, Michael, - - 2010
This paper offers the notion of the "ejaculation imperative" to describe the theoretical and pragmatic processes by which physiological ejaculation becomes intrinsically inseparable from discourses of time, sexual performance and social expectations. By applying theories about male bodies originated by Susan Bordo and Lenore Tiefer and while expanding on Judith ...
Crane-Seeber, Jesse - - 2010
This essay emerges from an ongoing mother-son dialogue about contemporary gender relations and their genesis in the history of patriarchy. In order to reframe patriarchy as a relational construct, rather than a simple group-based oppression, a performative notion of identities grounds the paper. It offers a critique of the body ...
Lesperance, Duane - - 2010
With the population older and healthier than in previous generations, it is anticipated that grandparents may be an important relationship for many children. Perhaps because grandmothers often have a more central role with their grandchildren, grandfathers are often overlooked by researchers. As such, we know little about what being a ...
Hinojosa, Ramon - - 2010
Hegemonic masculinities are at the top of the gender hierarchy and exist in relation to subordinated gender constructs. Traditional constructions of hegemonic masculinities include risk-taking, self-discipline, physical toughness and/or muscular development, aggression, violence, emotional control, and overt heterosexual desire. Using a grounded theory approach, 43 men were interviewed focusing on ...
Kruk, Edward - - 2010
A total of 82 separated and divorced fathers were interviewed in a study utilizing thematic analysis to examine fathers ' narratives about their divorce experiences, particularly in regard to their relationship with their children, and grounded theory analysis to uncover themes related to fathers' perceptions of their children's needs, and ...
Anderson, Eric - - 2010
In this article, we examine the political stratifications of society by race and sexuality, and the processes by which sport helps subordinate members of each group. In applying social movement theory to gay and black men in sport, we highlight the historically similar patterns of oppression levied upon each group. ...
Clark, J. - - 2010
Two recent novels (Maupin, 2007; Holleran, 2006) introduce new concerns for the intersection of gay theology and men's studies relative to long-term HIV/AIDS survival and aging. These novels also revisit the conflict between whether sexuality and promiscuity or friendship and fidelity best constitute gay identity (issues also revisited in another ...
Sorensen, Penny - - 2010
This study explored how 14 grandfathers' living in a rural area in the East of England understood becoming and being a grandfather. Grandfathers were recruited through snowball sampling and loosely structured interviews were employed to enable participants to talk about issues they felt important. Using constructionist grounded theory the analysis ...
Karten, Elan - - 2010
This study concerned the psychological and social characteristics of 117 men dissatisfied with their same-sex attraction who had pursued sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE). We specifically examined whether sexual identity, male identity, religiosity, marital status, and gender role conflict associated with affection between men were related to self-reports of change ...
Karp, David - - 2010
While several studies have examined the relationship between hegemonic masculinity and criminality, prior research has not explored correctional interventions that respond to the pernicious effects of hypermasculinity in prison. This article reports the findings of an exploratory, qualitative study of two related men's programs at prisons in Massachusetts and California. ...
Duncan, Duane - - 2010
The certainties that characterized modern intimate life, and supported a hegemonic male sexuality defined by action and virility, are less present in contemporary men's intimate lives. In-depth interviews with ten heterosexual and gay men were conducted to explore how they organize their sexual and relational lives in contemporary Australia. Participants ...
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