Inclusive masculinity in a fraternal setting

E Anderson

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This ethnographic research uses thirty-two in-depth interviews and two years of participant observation on a large chapter of a national fraternity to examine the construction of masculinity among heterosexual men. Whereas previous studies of masculine construction maintain that most men in fraternities attempt to bolster their masculinity through the approximation of requisites of hegemonic masculinity, this research shows that there also exists a more inclusive form of masculinity institutionalized in the fraternal system: one based on social equality for gay men, respect for women, and racial parity and one in which fraternity men bond over emotional intimacy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-620
Number of pages17
JournalMen and Masculinities
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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