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Unformatted text preview: Masculinities, Violence and Human (In)security James Chang Kit October 27 th 2010 Global gender relationships are based on a single structural reality, that is, the global domination of men over women. It is this reality that provides the basis for the interrelationship between men that define a hegemonic form of masculinity in society. This hegemonic masculinity as noted by Connell 1990 is constructed in relation to other subordinated masculinities and as well as in relation to women. It is a social ascendancy achieved in a play of social forces that infiltrate the organization of private life and cultural processes and practices. This ascendancy is located in religion, mass media content, politics, the economy, family structures and governmental power. Ascendency based on violence or violent threats is not hegemony, although it is not incompatible with it. Violence has a direct nexus to the continuation of masculinist objectives, such as the maintenance of subordinated masculinity in the form of...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course IGDS GEND 7100 taught by Professor Jeannebaptiste during the Spring '10 term at University of the West Indies at St. Augustine.
- Spring '10