• Manful Assertions: Masculinities in Britain Since 1800

    Manful Assertions: Masculinities in Britain Since 1800 (Hardback) Edited by Michael Roper, Edited by John Tosh


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    DescriptionMasculine assertions, whether of verbal command, political power or physical violence, have formed the traditional subject matter of history. This volume combines current discussions in sexual politics with historical analysis to demonstrate that, far from being natural and monolithic, masculinity is an historical and cultural construct, with varied, competing and above all changing forms. The contributors draw on literature, cultural studies and sociology to explore the history and representations of masculinity from 1800 to the 1980s, with examples ranging from Thomas Carlyle and the 19th-century "man of letters" to the post-World War II "company man". Making men visible as gendered subjects within the accepted historical categories of family, business and labour, class and nation, the text describes how - in the past as in the contemporary world - masculinities need to be understood as subjective identity, as social power and as cultural representation.

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    Manful Assertions
    Masculinities in Britain Since 1800
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael Roper, Edited by John Tosh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 450 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415053228
    ISBN 10: 0415053226

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Approval Code: A31604600
    BISAC V2.8: SOC018000, SOC032000, SOC002010
    LC classification: HQ1090.7.G
    DC22: 305.31/0941
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    LC classification: HQ1090.7.G7 M35 1991
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    Thema V1.0: JBSF, JBCC
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    01 September 1991
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