Racialized Masculinity

Racialized masculinity represents the interconnectedness of race and gender in the construction of masculinities and has relevance for understanding the lived experience of racial- or ethnic-minority gay men. In this entry, several masculinity constructs are defined: hegemonic masculinity, masculinity ideology, traditional masculinity, and racialized masculinity. An understanding of these terms leads to a discussion about racial- or ethnic-minority men and masculinity. Next, the concept of intersectionality with regard to racial identity and gender identity is offered to provide an understanding of racialized masculinity. Lastly, male identity theory provides an explanation for variations in masculinities among minority gay men. This entry focuses on cisgender men—that is, men whose gender identity agrees with the sex they were assigned at birth. The literature on racialized masculinity has not ...

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