This chapter considers subordinate and marginalized masculinities. A male interlocutor is seen as a daughter-in-law by the community after being drawn into an uxorilocal marriage. He is contrasted with an angry man who has lost his financial and social capital to become a self-denigrating minor in his extended family and society. Their inferior statuses bring both men into conflict with their fathers- and brothers-in-law, and also lead them inflict to domestic violence and emotional deprivation on their intimate partners as a kind of compensatory manhood. The chapter also touches on a form of fictive brotherhood that is heavily inflected by marginalization. Marginalization is shown to be essentially rooted in power imbalance, and the manhood acts marginalized men engage in as compensatory behaviour often reinforce gender inequality.
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