Adithea Rake Sanjaya


Culture of masculinity has been constructed since the day men were born. It is constructed by state apparatus of a culture; family, law, religion, and media. Professional kitchens are today, and have historically been, male dominated. This masculinity is in male domination in kitchen definitely that is in contrast to women gender role regarding to kitchen. One of reality show was Master Chef US season Five took three professional male chefs as judges, they are: Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich. This competition has 50% male contestants. The masculinity domination was reflected in Judges who managed and implemented the competition by their own characteristic related to masculinity. Because they had the best experiences about culinaries, business and networks. Some of masculine areas are physical, functional, sexual, emotional and intellectual. It also includes gender stereotype. But in this competition there were special masculinity domination as the result of research that reflected and represented Judges’ power. The results of masculinity domination were playing leadership role, aggressiveness, discipline, strength, independence and determination. Most of them related to the judges experiences, characteristics, expressions and attitudes during competition went on. However, this research had lack that had to be completed. It might to be complemented by researching one of masculinity domination stereotypes in order to be focus and get much discussion, understanding and knowledge. It also needs comparison with other variable to know the differences each other.


Master Chef US season five, masculinity domination, gender, power and culture

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