Meanings for Manhood

Meanings for Manhood

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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 qgendered historyq of men.Some of the essays examine exclusively male worlds; in omitting women or consigning them to the role of unexamincd and distant causal forces, this approach entails some distortion of gender dynamics. But womena#39;s historians have amplyanbsp;...

Title:Meanings for Manhood
Author:Mark C. Carnes, Clyde Griffen
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1990-11-06


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