In this autoethnographic text I talk about my relationship with my father and my older brother as a way of analyzing the construction of my masculinity. In addition, I use the layered-account technique to alternate my personal history with fragments of texts that talk about masculinity as a social construction. In this way, I propose to turn my story into a way of showing how hegemonic masculinity is constructed through pain and violence as the bases of this gender identity.
The Rituals of Pain
Mario Frausto Grande graduated in Hispanic Letters and Master in Social and Humanistic Research from the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico. His lines of research are spirituality, poetry, homosexuality, and masculinity. He recently finished his master's thesis, relating to the construction of the spirituality of gay men in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
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Mario Frausto, Vinycio Cruz Ortiz, Estefanía Díaz; The Rituals of Pain. Journal of Autoethnography 1 July 2021; 2 (3): 326–333. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2021.2.3.326
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