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Manliness in Britain, 1760-1900: Bodies, Emotion, and Material Culture

Joanne Begiato

Abstract

Manliness in Britain offers a new account of masculinity in the long nineteenth century: more corporeal and material, more emotional, more cross-class, and less heteronormative than other studies. Using diverse textual, visual, and material culture sources, it shows that masculinities were produced and disseminated through men’s bodies, very often working-class ones, and the emotions and material culture associated with them. It analyses idealised men who stimulated desire and admiration, including virile boxers, soldiers, sailors, and blacksmiths, brave firemen, and noble industrial workers. ... More

Keywords: Masculinity, Bodies, Emotions, Material Culture, Gender, Desire, Working-class men, Manliness, Unmanliness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781526128577
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526128584

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanne Begiato, author
Oxford Brookes University