Inclusive Masculinity Theory 1
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This chapter provides an exposition of inclusive masculinity theory and its key concept of homohysteria, there are several areas where the theory and concept. The most important theoretical tool for understanding this social stratification of men and their masculinities has come through R. W. Connell's concept of hegemonic masculinity, which also embedded in it the archetypical man as being homophobic, stoic, violent and macho. Developed from a social constructionist perspective in the mid 1980s, hegemonic masculinity theory articulated two social processes. The first concerned how all men benefit from patriarchy; and the second social process that has been heavily adopted by the masculinities literature. Inclusive masculinity supersedes hegemonic masculinity theory because it is a more flexible theory that can be used to explain the social dynamics of settings with both high and low levels of homohysteria. The greater the homohysteria within a culture, the more effective homophobia is in limiting the gendered components of masculinity.