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Hegemonic masculinities? Assessing change and processes of change in elite masculinities, 1700-1900

French, H. and Rothery, M. (2011) Hegemonic masculinities? Assessing change and processes of change in elite masculinities, 1700-1900. In: Arnold, J. H. and Brady, S. (eds.) Arnold, John H and Brady, Sean What is Masculinity? Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 139-166.

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Abstract: What is masculinity? Looked at across time - from antiquity to the modern day - the contours of 'manliness' take on an intriguing complexity. As the various contributors to this volume demonstrate, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied considerably over time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, one not available to all men, and one sometimes even applied to certain women. By looking at masculinity over time, this ground-breaking book presents a variety of new perspectives on the nature of masculinity, its social and political functions, and the methods by which historians and others might seek to analyse it. Each author provides both a case study of what 'masculinity' means (or fails to mean) in a specific historical moment, and contributes to a wider collective analysis of the changing historical dynamics to male identity. Overall, the book provides a key methodological landmark in the study of gender history
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ1088 Men
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure > HM1263 Elite
Creators: French, Henry and Rothery, Mark
Editors: Arnold, John H and Brady, Sean
Funders or Sponsors: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 2011
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 139-166
Title of Book: What is Masculinity? Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World
Series Name: Genders and sexualities in history
Place of Publication: Basingstoke
Number of Pages: 461
Language: English
ISBN: 9780230278134
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5431

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