Negotiating Hegemonic Masculinity: Imaginary Positions and Psycho-Discursive Practices

  title={Negotiating Hegemonic Masculinity: Imaginary Positions and Psycho-Discursive Practices},
  author={Margaret Wetherell and Nigel Edley},
  journal={Feminism \& Psychology},
  pages={335 - 356}
In this article we provide a critical analysis of the concept of hegemonic masculinity. We argue that although this concept embodies important theoretical insights, it is insufficiently developed as it stands to enable us to understand how men position themselves as gendered beings. In particular it offers a vague and imprecise account of the social psychological reproduction of male identities. We outline an alternative critical discursive psychology of masculinity. Drawing on data from… 
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