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Molina Publishes on Masculinity Formation in South Texas and the “Macho” Identity

Hilario Molina, research associate at the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI), will soon have his article, “The Construction of South Texas Masculinity: Masculine Space, the Pico de Gallo, and the Barbeque Grill,” published in the journal Identities: Global Studies in Power and Culture.

Molina’s autoethnographic research contends that masculinity formation in South Texas and the “macho” identity, as constructed by working class Mexican-American males, is linked to objects that have been deemed “manly.”

Molina’s data for his research was based on his observation of 30 social events in the Rio Grande Valley.

Molina concludes the article with suggestions about studying how masculinity, for men of color, might be linked to marginalization practices within a social structure.

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