"[T]he intention of masculinity studies scholarship [is] to expose the damaging impact of patriarchy on men (as well as women), and its aim to celebrate alternative masculinities over hegemonic ideals through an analysis of male protagonists."
"Masculinity Studies and Literature" by Alex Hobbs
"[M]asculinities are configurations of practice within gender relations... [T]his structure includes large-scale institutions, economic relationships, and sexuality. This complexity must extend beyond men's bodies and biology, and must also incorporate a focus on objects, symbols, gestures, places, and spaces."
"Masculinity Studies" by Kishonna L. Gray