publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

What Would Jesus Do? Negotiating Hegemonic Masculinity in Religious Organizations

Molina, Carolina;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This study investigates how men’s only church programs rearticulate notions of hegemonic masculinity. Specifically, this study examines two male-only programs, one English-speaking and one Spanish-speaking, within a non-denominational Christian organization in California’s Central Valley. Using qualitative methods, including semi-structured interviews and participant observation, this study shows that masculinities are constructed by aligning notions of hegemonic masculinity with religious beliefs to produce religious masculinity. Religious masculinity emerges as a form of masculinity that rejects traditional expectations of manhood that contradict religious doc...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology, Gender studies, hegemonic masculinity, organizations, religion
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