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  MSC - Masculinities & Social Change
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   ISSN (Print) 2014-3605
   Published by Hipatia Press Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Full Issue

    • Authors: Oriol Rios
      Pages: 1 - 122
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Acceptance of Homosexuality and Homophobia Associated with Suicidal
           Behavior among Homosexual Men

    • Authors: Roque Quintanilla Montoya, Luis Miguel Sánchez-Loyo, Paola Correa-Márquez, Fernando Luna-Flores
      Pages: 1 - 25
      Abstract: The gay males committed suicide 2 to 3 times more than heterosexual males. The study aims were to describe and to understand the existential process of the homophobia, its effects in the process of acceptance / denial of the homosexual orientation, associated with the suicidal behaviors in gay males; and to identify risk factors and protectors of suicidal behavior. It was a qualitative, descriptive and comparative study, with 3 gay males with suicide attempt and 4 gay males without suicidal history, by means of in-depth interviews on: sexual orientation, social networks, homophobia and suicidal behavior. There was identified that the homophobia in the family has a major negative effect on the psychic resources of the gay male, it is based on the hegemonic masculinity; united to the homophobic bullying they were fundamental elements for the development of the internalized homophobia. The family and peers’ supports were identified as protection factors to diminish the negative effects of the homophobia and to promote the positive identification and the self-acceptance of the homosexual orientation. In conclusion, the familial homophobia and the family rejection to the homosexual disclosure are aspects associated with the suicidal behavior in gay males.
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Engaging Boys in Eradicating Gender-based Violence: A Pilot Study of a
           Promundo-adapted Program

    • Authors: Allison Foley, Kimberly Davies, Todd Powell-Williams
      Pages: 26 - 43
      Abstract: The Brazil-based Promundo organization originated in 1997 and developed Program H to engage young men in the fight for gender equality. Research on Promundo and similar gender-transformative programs demonstrate that this type of intervention can significantly increase beliefs in gender equality and improve sexual health outcomes—pregnancy, safe sex practices, sexual and intimate partner violence, and STI and HIV transmission. Because Promundo has yet to be implemented in the United States, the authors worked alongside a victim service agency in the southeast United States--who has ties to Promundo--to adapt Program H for implementation with fourth grade boys. The program was piloted with a group of ten boys who attend a predominantly low-income and African-American public school. These boys were also a part of a statewide program to assist children at risk of academic failure due to poor test scores. This paper presents results of a pilot study which utilized a pre-posttest design. Assessment measures were adapted from program evaluations of Men Can Stop Rape’s Men of Strength (MOST) Clubs and include self-reported attitudes and beliefs about gender and masculinity, emotional expression and violence. Additionally, researchers conducted semi-structured qualitative interviews with program instructors. This paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of implementing such a program with this particular population and explains changes to the program that will take effect during the second program implementation in Spring of 2015.
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Gloria Anzaldúa’s Seven Stages of Conocimiento in Redefining
           Latino Masculinity: José’s Story

    • Authors: Aida Hurtado
      Pages: 44 - 84
      Abstract: Using a case study method, this article applies the Chicana feminist framework of Conocimiento as proposed by Gloria Anzaldúa to analyze the transformation of one individual as he readjusts to family life after imprisonment. José’s story is presented in detail and begins with his arrest, conviction and time in prison for selling drugs. After his release from prison to live with his family in Northern California, the narrative then shifts to illustrate the principles of Conocimiento used by Jose’s feminist sisters as a viable tool for transforming masculinities. According to the writings by Gloria Anzaldúa, the process of Conocimiento consists of seven stages that help individuals to reconsider and readjust their ideas, motivations, and beliefs, all in the service of moving forward in their lives. Conocimiento, in conjunction with an environment of caring broadly defined as community, family, and educators, can indeed offer valuable lessons in transforming Latino masculinities.
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • School Alienation, Patriarchal Gender-Role Orientations and the Lower
           Educational Success of Boys. A Mixed-method Study

    • Authors: Andreas Hadjar
      Pages: 85 - 116
      Abstract: This paper attempts to be an empirically backed contribution to the current ‘failing boys’ debate in regard to their lower educational success. The cross-sectional analysis focuses on two possible factors behind the lower educational success of boys in secondary school: school alienation and patriarchal gender-role orientations (as an expression of the ‘hegemonic masculinity’). School deviance on the behavioural level is considered as a main mediator between these factors and educational success. Furthermore, teaching style, peer attitudes and social origin are taken into account as important factors of educational success. Analyses are based on a Swiss mixed-method study (questionnaires among 872 eighth-graders, group discussions, class room observations). Results indicate that the gender gap in educational success is caused partly by boys being more alienated from school and preferring patriarchal gender-role orientations. The impacts of these factors on educational success are mediated by school deviance. An authoritative teaching style can largely reduce school alienation.
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Músculo Corazón Nuevas masculinidades en México

    • Authors: Diana Arauz
      Pages: 117 - 119
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity

    • Authors: Marcos Castro
      Pages: 120 - 121
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
  • List of 2014 Reviewers

    • Authors: Oriol Rios
      First page: 122
      PubDate: 2015-02-16
      Issue No: Vol. 4, No. 1 (2015)
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