Modes of Masculinization in Academic Discourse


  • Domination

  • Distancing

  • Objectification

  • Adversarial

  • Categorical

  • Evaluative (extremal)

  • Authoritative


  • Abstraction

  • Formalization

  • Universality

  • Power topics

  • Power metaphors

  • Gendered lexis

  • Conservative/radical

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Academics are primarily heterosexual, upper middle class, middle-aged european and euro-american, and in this gender-caste the primary +masc traits are:

Projections of the masculine fantasies of the apical gender-caste, primarily a desire to emulate the fantasy ideal of working-class masculinity or of upper-class pre-modern masculinity appears mainly in deniable metaphorical usages around such themes as: