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ENG 102: English Composition 102 - Gray: Masculinity and Gender Norms

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Masculinity and Gender Norms

The resources below examine society's conception of masculinity and gender norms. If you want to search for additional resources, the following search terms might help you get started.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • Femininity
  • Masculinity
  • Gender roles
  • Gender norms
  • Gender hierarchy
  • Patriarchy
  • Feminism


Journal Articles

Crenshaw, Kimberlé. "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics." University of Chicago Legal Forum, 1989, p. 139-168. HeinOnline,

Forbes, Diane A. “Internalized Masculinity and Women’s Discourse: A Critical Analysis of the (Re)Production of Masculinity in Organizations.” Communication Quarterly, vol. 50, no. 3/4, Summer/Fall2002 Part 1 2002, pp. 269–291. EBSCOhost,

Sumra, Monika K. “Masculinity, Femininity, and Leadership: Taking a Closer Look at the Alpha Female.” PloS One, vol. 14, no. 4, Apr. 2019, p. e0215181. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0215181.

Eva Moreno-Bella, et al. “Economic Inequality and Masculinity–Femininity: The Prevailing Perceived Traits in Higher Unequal Contexts Are Masculine.” Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 10, July 2019. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01590.

Marsh, Herbert W., and Barbara M. Byrne. The Differentiated Additive Androgyny Model: Relations between Masculinity, Femininity and Multiple Dimensions of Self-Concept. 25 Sept. 1990. EBSCOhost,

Cools, Janice. “A Profeminist Approach to African American Male Characters.” Journal of Men’s Studies, vol. 16, no. 1, Winter 2008, pp. 32–40. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3149/jms.1601.32.

Encyclopedia Entries

Hurd, Mary. “Femininity as a Cultural Construct.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health, 2019. EBSCOhost,

Hurd, Mary. “Masculinity as a Cultural Concept.” Salem Press Encyclopedia of Health, 2019. EBSCOhost,


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