Overview of Family Education and Culture: Masculinity Male Dancer

Fatia Rizky Prawitha, Rahmawati Rahmawati, Baricza Maulid Pradipta


Gender is a characteristic difference between women and men formed by cultures learned and socialized since childhood. Characteristics of gender that give rise to the notion that men should be masculine and women should be feminine. From the characteristics it appears a profession that is identical with a particular gender. This is if there is a certain gender have a profession that is opposite to gender it would be underestimated or considered less feasible. Male dancers are often considered not masculine because of the public view. This study wanted to describe how male dancers retain their identity as men and are considered masculine by society, the type of masculinity of eachsubject and the reason the subject chooses the profession as a dancer. The method used in this study uses the results of research from Tuncay that mentions masculinity can be defined socially as a way to become a man grouped into 11 elements. The type of masculinity uses four masculinity configurations in the hierarchy of masculinity, And approach the theory of special learning in career selection by Krumboltz. The theories are used to analyze 3 male respondents who work as dancers. The technique used is qualitative research techniques in the form of interviews and observation. From the results of the study is known to all respondents still show their masculinity without being influenced by the profession they choose. For the respondents to be a dancer is a thing they like. Can be concluded that the profession someone does not always affect the level of masculinity or feminitas a person.


Gender; Masculinity; Dancer; Male

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.53889/jpig.v3i1.167

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