From Hegemonic Masculinity to the Hegemony of Men

@article{Hearn2004FromHM,
  title={From Hegemonic Masculinity to the Hegemony of Men},
  author={Jeff Hearn},
  journal={Feminist Theory},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={49 - 72}
}
  • J. Hearn
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Theory
This article evaluates the usefulness of the concept of hegemony in theorizing men. The discussion is located within the framework of ‘Critical Studies on Men’ (CSM), in which the centrality of power issues is recognized, rather than that of ‘Men’s Studies’, where it is frequently not. Recent uses, as in ‘hegemonic masculinity’ in the analysis of masculinities, are subjected to a qualified critique. Instead a shift is proposed from masculinity to men, to focus on ‘the hegemony of men’. This… 
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