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Martial Masculinities – Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century - Manchester Scholarship Online
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Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Michael Brown, Anna Maria Barry, and Joanne Begatio


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

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526135629
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526135636


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Brown, editor
University of Roehampton

Anna Maria Barry, editor
Royal College of Music Museum

Joanne Begatio, editor
Oxford Brookes University

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Michael Brown and Joanne Begiato

Part I Experiencing martial masculinities

Part II Imagining martial masculinities

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