Meanings for Manhood: Constructions of Masculinity in Victorian America

Meanings for Manhood: Constructions of Masculinity in Victorian America

By: Clyde Griffen (editor), Mark C. Carnes (editor)Hardback

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The stereotype of the Victorian man as a flinty, sexually repressed patriarch belies the remarkably wide variety of male behaviors and conceptions of manhood during the mid- to late- nineteenth century. A complex pattern of alternative and even competing behaviors and attitudes emerges in this important collection of essays that points toward a "gendered history" of men.

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Contents

Part One: Constructions of Masculinity from Boyhood to AdulthoodBoy Culture: Middle-Class Boyhood in Nineteenth Century American E. Anthony Rotundo Middle-Class Men and the Solace of Fraternal Ritual Mark C. Carnes The Madness of Separate Spheres: Insanity and Masculinity in Victorian Alabama John Starrett Hughes The Son of Man and God the Father: The Social Gospel and Victorian Masculinity Susan Curtis Part Two: Constructions of Masculinity in Friendship and Marriage Abolitionists and the "Language of Fraternal Love" Donald Yacovone Divorce and the Legal Redefinition of Victorian Manhood Robert L. Griswold Suburban Men and Masculine Domesticity, 1870-1915 Margaret Marsh Part Three: Constructions of Masculinity in Work and the Workplace Institutionalizing Masculinity: The Law as a Masculine Profession Michael Grossberg Acquiring Manly Competence: The Demise of Apprenticeship and the Remasculinization of Printers' Work Ava Baron Masculinity and Mobility: The Dilemma of Lancashire Weavers and Spinners in late-Nineteenth-Century Fall River, Massachusetts Mary H. Blewett Part Four: Looking toward Future Research Reconstructing Masculinity from the Evangelical Revival to the Waning of Progressivism: A Speculative Synthesis Clyde Griffen On Men's History and Women's History Nancy F. Cott

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780226093642
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780226093642
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 0226093646

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