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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Philaretou, Andreas Georgiou
Author's Email Address aphilare@hotmail.com
URN etd-12102001-201705
Title An Analysis of Masculine Socialization and Male Sexual Anxiety
Degree PhD
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Allen, Katherine R. Committee Chair
Arditti, Joyce A. Committee Member
Bryant, Clifton D. Committee Member
Few-Demo, April L. Committee Member
Hughes, Michael D. Committee Member
  • essentialism
  • patriarchy
  • anxiety
  • abuse
  • deconstruction
  • masculinity
  • intimacy
  • addictions
  • socialization
  • narrative
Date of Defense 2001-11-16
Availability unrestricted
This study uses autobiographical reflection to investigate the negative impact of essentialist masculine gender socialization on men's lives. In particular, I use personal recollective accounts both from my early childhood socialization-in the traditional Greek-Cypriot culture of the 1970s and 80s-and from my own introspections and analytical conceptualizations concerning intimate relationships in general. I analyze these accounts by using a feminist postmodern ideology of gender deconstruction and reconstruction. Men oftentimes fall victims of patriarchal masculine scripting by suppressing their needs for intimacy, connectedness, and self-disclosure, qualities traditionally devalued as feminine traits. Suppressing such needs exacerbates inadequacies in male intimacy with possible manifestations in the form of generalized non-clinical male sexual anxiety. Implications are also discussed in terms of the by-products of male sexual anxiety, such as non-clinical sexual addiction and male victimization.
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