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Ultima década

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CEBALLOS FERNANDEZ, Marta. Indicators used in the dominance of adolescent masculinity in secondary educations: the importance of «should be» a man. Ultima décad. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.36, pp. 141-162. ISSN 0718-2236.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-22362012000100007.

The article examines the construction of «masculinity» according to the interpretation that male students-fourth grade of Secondary Education (eso) which they offer around the male gender identity. The study involved three schools of the Principality of Asturias (Spain). Effective use of a qualitative methodology, based on focus groups and individual interviews, conducted by the relevant discourse analysis. The results indicate that men respect the requirements to develop a normative male-hegemonic view on masculinity, and displayed in the following indicators: heterosexuality, exaltation of the body as an active agent and, finally, emotional silence. This data shows the prevalence of gender stereotyping in young men, justifying the importance to peda-gogically intervene in this area.

Keywords : male gender identity; masculine prescriptions; male-hegemonic.

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