Journal of Higher Education Policy And Leadership Studies
This critical and conceptual analysis problematizes the machismo binary and situates it in a third space framework. It explores Latinx males’ higher education experiences and how machismo influences academic decision-making. Situating Latinx males’ college-going in the third space provides a more nuanced portrayal of their academic decision-making across diverse postsecondary settings. In doing so, the Latinx Gender Identity Development Model for Latinx Males in the Third Space is proposed and connects machismo with other domains such as marianismo, caballerismo and familismo. The proposed framework is illustrated by applying it to Latinx males across critical dimensions that impact their decision-making in the higher education landscape.
Latinx Males, Higher Education, Gender, Third Space, Academic Decision-making, College-going
Witenstein, Matthew A. and Cervantes, Alejandro, "Unhinging the Machismo Binary through a Third Space Lens: Reframing Latinx Males Postsecondary Academic Decision-Making" (2020). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 260.