Category Gender Theory

Houston, T.M. 2012. “The Homosocial Construction of Alternative Masculinities.”

Houston, Taylor Martin. 2012. “The Homosocial Construction of Alternative Masculinities: Men in Indie Rock Bands.” The Journal of Men’s Studies 20(2): 158-175. “while the men upheld certain hegemonic gender norms inside and outside of the scene, within the subculture they report constructing alternative masculinities through homosocial interactions and gender strategies involving their bodies and performances” […]

Sargent, C. 2009. “Playing, Shopping, and Working as Rock Musicians.”

Sargent, Carey. 2009. “Playing, Shopping, and Working as Rock Musicians: Masculinities in ‘De-Skilled’ and ‘Re-Skilled’ Organizations.” Gender & Society 23(5): 665-687. Masculinities are contextual based on organization (and may produce wide range of masculinities within these contexts – see Dellinger 2004 – and organizational/occupationally-based interpretations of sexuality – see also Lerum 2004; Trautner 2005), shaping […]

Bridges, T. 2014. “A Very ‘Gay’ Straight?”

Bridges, Tristan. 2014. “A Very ‘Gay’ Straight? Hybrid Masculinities, Sexual Aesthetics, and the Changing Relationship between Masculinity and Homophobia.” Gender & Society 28(1): 58-82. Heterosexual men’s use of identifying “gay” characteristics to aid in construction of heterosexual-masculine identities — distances self from privilege, expresses “progressivity” or movement away from stereotypes of masculinity – however, does […]

Wesely, J.K. 2002. “Growing Up Sexualized: Issues of Power and Violence in the Lives of Female Exotic Dancers.”

Wesely, Jennifer K. 2002. “Growing Up Sexualized: Issues of Power and Violence in the Lives of Female Exotic Dancers.” Violence against Women 8(10): 1182-1207. Female body constructed as “an object of (hetero)sexual desire in a patriarchal culture” (1182) – sexual objectification as major component/characteristic of female identity, serves as a tool of oppression (Bartky 1990; […]

Webster, M. and J.E. Driskell. 1983. “Beauty as Status.”

Webster, Murray, Jr. and James E. Driskell, Jr. 1983. “Beauty as Status.” American Journal of Sociology 89(1): 140-165. Beauty impacts what we think about individuals, and how we interact with them. Beauty serves as a link to other forms of status generalization (like race or sex). Beauty impacts general/specific predictive expectations, is modified through its […]

DeKeseredy, W.S. and M.D. Schwartz. 2013. Male Peer Support and Violence against Women.

DeKeseredy, Walter S. and Martin D. Schwartz. 2013. Male Peer Support and Violence against Women: The History and Verification of a Theory. Boston: Northeastern University Press. Introduction Term of “male peer support” developed by Dekeseredy (1988a) to describe “the attachments to male peers and the resources that these men provide that encourage and legitimate woman […]

Wiegman, R. and E.A. Wilson. 2015. “Introduction: Antinormativity’s Queer Conventions.”

Wiegman, Robyn and Elizabeth A. Wilson. 2015. “Introduction: Antinormativity’s Queer Conventions.” Difference: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 26(1):1-25. “Heteronormativity, homonormativity, whiteness, family values, marriage, monogamy, Christmas: all have been objects of sustained critique, producing some of the most important work in the field in the nearly three decades of [queer theory’s] formal existence” (1). […]