The Enigmatic Nature of Toxic Masculinity: Utilizing Quasi-Photovoice Methodology to Make Distinctions between Hegemonic and Toxic Masculinity
Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology
Lindsay Kahle Semprevivo
Studies of masculinity are fraught by inconsistent and unclear definitions. A comparison of literature which uses either hegemonic or toxic masculinity as a framework reveals that toxic masculinity can be virtually indistinguishable from hegemonic masculinity. I posit that toxic masculinity is and should be distinct from hegemonic masculinity. Failure to distinguish toxic masculinity from hegemonic masculinity makes toxicity difficult, if not impossible, to operationalize. I designed a vignette survey to clarify the conceptualization and operationalization of toxic masculinity. My vignette survey, which asks participants to respond to prompts regarding both toxic masculinity and masculinity, uses quasi-photovoice methodology to allow participants to select, contextualize, and codify data. This research can contribute to the quantitative operationalization of toxic masculinity through the development of a scale.
Remsburg, Taylor Elizabeth, "The Enigmatic Nature of Toxic Masculinity: Utilizing Quasi-Photovoice Methodology to Make Distinctions between Hegemonic and Toxic Masculinity" (2023). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 11992.