More than Men: Latino Feminist Masculinities and Intersectionality

Aída Hurtado, Mrinal Sinha

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This qualitative study analyzes the definitions of manhood provided by a US sample of 36 adult, working class Latinos who identify as feminist, and have attended institutions of higher education. Using an intersectional framework, we analyze in-depth interviews and address the research questions “To what extent did participants identify with their gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class background? How did participants subjectively define what it means to be a man?”. Results indicate that participants identified with their significant social groups to varying degrees. Manhood was defined in relational, ethical, and counter-hegemonic ways. Our discussion examines the way participants wove in and out of discourses related to hegemonic notions of manhood deemed as positive, while simultaneously rejecting aspects of hegemonic masculinity.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalSex Roles
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Feminism and men
  • Feminist masculinities
  • Latino feminist men
  • Latino masculinities


  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology

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