Hegemonic Masculinity? What I want to know is…

not the whole male/female thing (one look at any CC class I teach will show the guys tending to drop at twice the rate the gals do, so this article is seriously dealing with an old-news problem).  What I want to know is, what politically correct asshat decided they should redefine hegemony to mean “any pervasive idea?”

This isn’t the first place I’ve seen it… left-leaning academic books are full of the term lately.  But I want to know out of which obscene corner of the MLA conference this abomination crawled, so that the perpetrator can be mocked like a Said wannabe.

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  1. convivialdingo

     /  May 27, 2009

    Hrm, a search “performs hegemonic” using Google Scholar brings up a whole slew of *fascinating* results that begin around 1990.

    Evocative best sellers include:
    “Finding space in the field of masculinity: Lived experiences of men’s masculinities”
    “LIVING THE PARADOX”
    “Doing Drag A Visual Case Study of Gender Performance and Gay Masculinities”
    and
    “TOWARDS A SOCIOLOGY OF INTELLECTUALS”

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  2. Any pervasive idea that remains inconvenient must thereby be the remnants of an inherently corrupt regime based on outdated societal constructs designed to foster ever-more rigid hierarchical control of society via inherently corrupt memes like “masculinity” that thwart the establishment of a value-free paradigm reflecting social justice by blind adherence to socially conditioned societal partitions — didn’t you know that?!

    😀

    (must go brush teeth now)

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