The only limitation to connell’s theory is the emphasis which she places upon the role of mass media in sustaining hegemonic masculinity this, tosh says, limits the application of the theory prior to the 1880s. Most of the international literature on gender and masculinity uses conceptual frameworks derived from the global north this paper discusses the significance of coloniality, the global archive on masculinities, and southern perspectives on issues about men and masculinities connell, raewyn 2010.
The concept of hegemonic masculinity has influenced gender studies across many academic fields but hasalsoattractedseriouscriticismtheauthorstracetheoriginoftheconceptinaconvergenceofideas in the early 1980s and map the ways it was applied when research on men and masculinities expanded. Raewyn connell’s concept of hegemonic masculinity (connell 1987) serves as an analytical instrument to identify those attitudes and practices among men that perpetuate gender inequality, involving both men’s domination over women and the power of some men over other (often minority groups of) men.
Connell, for instance, has in- sisted on the independence of their structures, patterns of movement hegemonic masculinity, the argument goes is not necessarily even what to say that a particular form of masculinity is hegemonic.
Connell, messerschmidt / hegemonic masculinity 831 hegemonic masculinity and emphasized femininity became the most cited source for the concept of hegemonic masculinity the concept articulated by the research groups in australia represented a syn thesis of ideas and evidence from apparently disparate sources.
Connell argues that a salient feature of hegemonic masculinity is the use of toxic practices such as physical violence, which may serve to reinforce men's dominance over women in western societies.