Hegemony, hegemonic masculinity, and beyond

Richard Howson, Jeff Hearn

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Much has already been written about hegemonic masculinity within what might be referred to as critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM). Today it could be argued that hegemonic masculinity is the most important concept in CSMM. However, from its theoretical beginnings, hegemonic masculinity has been underpinned by the theory of hegemony. This chapter takes hegemonic masculinity as a starting point and applies a historical and critical lens to look into the theoretical beyond and, in particular, the alignment to a materialist or foundationalist understanding and then its expansion as a transnational phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge International Handbook of Masculinity Studies
EditorsLucas Gottzén, Ulf Mellström, Tamara Shefer
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315165165
ISBN (Print)9781138056695
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge International Handbooks

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