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dc.contributor.advisorWalton, Gerald
dc.contributor.authorDel Paggio, Jamie Cosimo
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-20T15:04:19Z
dc.date.available2018-12-20T15:04:19Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4327
dc.description.abstractThis research explores ways that masculinity is depicted in the HBO series The Wire, which aired for five seasons from 2002-2008. More specifically, I examine and analyze the character of Omar Little and his portrayals of hegemonic masculinities (HMs) and nonhegemonic masculinities (nonHMs) through a framework proposed by gender theorist James Messerschmidt. He calls for an unraveling of the concepts of HMs and nonHMs to aid in discovering which gender presentations accurately legitimate unequal patriarchal gender relations (2016). Omar Little transcends traditional notions of HMs based on his social location and provides insights about HMs and nonHMs that enhances clarity and understanding. An analysis of Omar’s gender presentation through the Messerschmidt framework offers young men and boys, and people in general, an opportunity to break away from the conventional ways in which masculinity is depicted and perceived in society. As an alternative to the traditional views of manhood that provide a standard to which young men and boys may feel compelled to fulfill, such representations of HMs and nonHMs in The Wire challenge the status quo and convey less oppressive and less violent ways of being a man.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHegemonic masculinityen_US
dc.subjectConnecting media to understanding masculinitiesen_US
dc.title"Omar comin" : examining hegemonic masculinities in The Wireen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMastrangelo, Sonia


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