UDC 305-055.1/.2
Biblid: 0543-3657, 70 (2019)
Vol. 70, No 1175, pp. 22-33
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 30 May 2019
Accepted: 30 Jun 2019

THE (UN)FOUNDEDNESS OF HEGEMONIC MASCULINITY: A SHORT COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Dujić Ivan (Nаučni sаrаdnik, Institut zа mеđunаrоdnu pоlitiku i privrеdu, Bеоgrаd), ivan@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

This paper is based on a brief comparative analysis of the dynamic development of society and state through the prism of hegemonic masculinity and gender inequality, disregarding the fact that politics and law promote and protect gender equality. the research aims to indicate that gender equality endeavours to dispute hegemonic masculinity as an irreplaceable basis for normative heterosexuality. One assumes that hegemonic masculinity is unfounded not only from a political and legal standpoint but also because it does not comply with the principles of the modern state. On the other hand, from an economic and sociological standpoint, hegemonic masculinity is well-founded which the paper hypothesis supports: hegemonic masculinity is a paradox because of its unwitting tendency to ignore politics, law and gender equality.

Keywords: hegemonic masculinity, gender (in)equality, normative heterosexuality, society, economics, politics, law, sociology, modern state