Educational Administration, Department of
Narratives of queer men of color in culturally-based fraternities making meaning of masculinities
Antonio Duran https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3990-6796
Date of this Version
Published in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 2020, 17 pp; doi:10.1080/09518398.2020.1828652
This constructivist grounded theory study examined how Queer Men of Color in culturally-based fraternities made meaning of their masculinities. Through two intensive interviews and a reflection journal activity, nine participants shared their constructions of masculinities before joining a culturally-based organization and how their thinking changed after affiliating with a fraternity. Specifically, Queer Men of Color first spoke to pre-collegiate experiences that largely shaped their views of masculinities. Next, participants discussed how culturally-based fraternities both reinforced hegemonic masculinity, as well as opened up the possibilities to construct a more productive view of masculinities. Implications are then offered for chapter advisors, fraternity and sorority life, and national organizations.
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