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Public men : masculinity and politics in modern Britain /
edited by Matthew McCormack.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
description
xii, 208 p. : ill.
ISBN
0230007635, 9780230007635
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Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
isbn
0230007635
9780230007635
catalogue key
6079103
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these case studies explore the gendering of the political domain and the masculinities of the men who have historically dominated it.
Description for Bookstore
This book explores the links between masculinity and politics by bringing together new case studies focusing upon the history of Britain between the eighteenth and the twentieth centuries.
Long Description
"Public Men" offers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain and will be essential reading for students and specialists alike with interests in gender or political culture. By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these new case studies explore the gendering of the political domain and the masculinities of the men who have historically dominated it. As such, "Public Men" is a major contribution to our understanding of the history of Britain between the Eighteenth and the Twentieth centuries.
Main Description
Men have historically dominated political life, but why was this so? And what impact has this had upon sex relations, political systems and men's sense of their own gender? Public Men seeks to explore these questions, among others, by focusing upon the role of masculinity in modern British politics. For the first time in British studies, this collection represents an in-depth engagement between the recent work on the history of masculinity and the 'new political history'.
Main Description
Public Menoffers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain and will be essential reading for students and specialists alike with interests in gender or political culture. By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these new case studies explore the gendering of the political domain and the masculinities of the men who have historically dominated it. As such,Public Menis a major contribution to our understanding of the history of Britain between the Eighteenth and the Twentieth centuries.
Main Description
Public Men offers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain and will be essential reading for students and specialists alike with interests in gender or political culture. By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these new case studies explore the gendering of the political domain and the masculinities of the men who have historically dominated it. As such, Public Men is a major contribution to our understanding of the history of Britain between the Eighteenth and the Twentieth centuries.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Men, 'the Public' and Political Historyp. 13
Masculinity as Governance: Police, Public Service and the Embodiment of Authority, c. 1700-1850p. 33
The Father Governor: the British Administration of Aboriginal People at Port Jackson, 1788-1792p. 54
'A Gallant Nation': Chivalric Masculinity and Irish Nationalism in the 1790sp. 73
Politics, Portraiture and Power: Reassessing the Public Image of William Ewart Gladstonep. 93
W. L. Jackson, Exemplary Manliness and Late Victorian Popular Conservatismp. 123
'Quit Ye Like Men': Platform Manliness and Electioneering, 1895-1939p. 143
The Bermondsey By-Election and Leftist Attitudes to Homosexualityp. 165
Conclusion: Chronologies in the History of British Political Masculinities, c. 1700-2000p. 187
Indexp. 203
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