Debates regarding the terms ‘masculinity’ and ‘hegemonic masculinity’ (NEW)

Beasley, C. (2008). Rethinking Hegemonic Masculinity in a Globalizing World. Men and Masculinities, 11(1): 86-103.

Beasley, C. (2012). Problematising contemporary Men/Masculinities theorising: the contribution of Raewyn Connell and conceptual-terminological tensions today. British Journal of Sociology, 63(4): 747-765.

Beasley, C. (2013). Mind the Gap? Masculinity Studies and Contemporary Gender/Sexuality Thinking. Australian Feminist Studies, 28(75): 108-124.

Berggren, K. (2018). Is Everything Compatible? A Feminist Critique of Hearn’s Composite Approach to Men and Masculinity. Australian Feminist Studies, 33(97), 331-344.

Connell, R.W., and J. W. Messerschmidt. (2005). Hegemonic Masculinity: Rethinking the Concept. Gender & Society, 19(6): 829-859.

Demetriou, D. Z. (2001). Connell’s Concept of Hegemonic Masculinity: A critique. Theory and Society, 30(3): 337-61.

Flood, M. (2002). Between Men and Masculinity: An assessment of the term “masculinity” in recent scholarship on men. Manning the Next Millennium: Studies in Masculinities. Ed. S. Pearce and V. Muller. Black Swan Press. Available at:

Hearn, J. (2004). From Hegemonic Masculinity to the Hegemony of Men. Feminist Theory, 5(1): 49-72.

Messerschmidt, J. W. (2012). Engendering Gendered Knowledge: Assessing the Academic Appropriation of Hegemonic Masculinity. Men and Masculinities, 15(1), 56-76.

Moller, M. (2007). Exploiting Patterns: A Critique of Hegemonic Masculinity. Journal of Gender Studies, 16(3): 263-276.

O’Neill, R. (2015) Whither Critical Masculinity Studies? Notes on Inclusive Masculinity Theory, Postfeminism and Sexual Politics. Men and Masculinities, 18(1): 100–20.

Paechter, C. (2006) Masculine Femininities/Feminine Masculinities: Power, identities and gender. Gender and Education, 18(3): 253-263.

Speer, S. A. (2001a). Participants’ orientations, ideology and the ontological status of hegemonic masculinity: A rejoinder to Nigel Edley. Feminism & Psychology , 11(1): 141-44.

Speer, S. A. (2001b). Reconsidering the concept of hegemonic masculinity: Discursive psychology, conversation analysis and participants’ orientations. Feminism & Psychology, 11(1): 107-35.

Walker, G. W. (2006). Disciplined Protest Masculinity. Men and Masculinities, 9(1): 5-22.

Wetherell, M., and N. Edley. (1999). Negotiating Hegemonic Masculinity: Imaginary positions and psychodiscursive practices. Feminism & Psychology, 9(3): 335-56.

Whitehead, S. M. (1999). Hegemonic Masculinity Revisited. Gender, Work and Organization, 6(1): 58-62.

Whitehead, S. M. (2002). Men and masculinities: Key themes and new directions. Cambridge, UK: Blackwell.

Yang, Y. (2020). What’s Hegemonic about Hegemonic Masculinity? Legitimation and Beyond. Sociological Theory, 38(4), 318-333. doi:10.1177/0735275120960792