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ERIC Number: EJ948413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2725
Managing Emotional Manhood: Fighting and Fostering Fear in Mixed Martial Arts
Vaccaro, Christian A.; Schrock, Douglas P.; McCabe, Janice M.
Social Psychology Quarterly, v74 n4 p414-437 Dec 2011
Based on two years of fieldwork and over 100 interviews, we analyze mixed martial arts fighters' fears, how they managed them, and how they adopted intimidating personas to evoke fear in opponents. We conceptualize this process as "managing emotional manhood," which refers to emotion management that signifies, in the dramaturgical sense, masculine selves. Our study aims to deepen our understanding of how men's emotion work is gendered and, more generally, to bring together two lines of research: studies of gendered emotion management and studies of emotional identity work. We further propose that managing emotional manhood is a dynamic and trans-situational process that can be explored in diverse settings. (Contains 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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