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Sexting and Hegemonic Masculinity: Interrogating Male Sexual Agency, Empowerment and Dominant Gendered Norms

  • Antonio García-GómezEmail author
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Abstract

García-Gómez explores the construction of multiple masculine identities and the different sexual gendered discourses a group of heterosexual British young men live out when they narrate why they and their girlfriends sext. By using personal interviews and guided discussions, this chapter sheds light on the ways these young men negotiate their sexual gendered identities, navigate their sexual relationships and make choices about their sexual embodiment. In doing so, the chapter draws attention to the characteristics of sexualised adolescent cyberculture, its effects on their lives and its implications. Furthermore, the chapter not only gives evidence of multiple masculinities associated with men’s insecurities and competition, but also reveals the benefits and the risks of conforming to and obeying these current sexual practices of teenagers.

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Acknowledgements

The present study was financially supported by a grant (ID No: FFI2013-47792-C2-2-P) from the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. This article is part of the long-term research project “EMOtion and language ‘at work’: The discursive emotive/evaluative FUNction in different texts and context within corporate and institutional work: PROjectPERsuasion” (EMO-FUNDETT: PROPER).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Filología ModernaUniversity of AlcaláAlcalá de HenaresSpain

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