French Masculinities: History, Politics and Culture by Christopher E. ForthFrench Masculinities: History, Politics and Culture by Christopher E. Forth

French Masculinities: History, Politics and Culture

byChristopher E. Forth

Hardcover | July 11, 2007

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This volumes offers a comprehensive and critical overview of ideas of how virilité has been imagined in France from the Eighteenth century. Incorporating insights of cultural and social historians, this collection approaches masculinities in a complex and interdisciplinary manner that will appeal to a wide range of readers.
ROBERT ALDRICH Professor of European History, the University of Sydney, Australia JEAN-PIERRE BOULÉ Professor of Contemporary French Studies, Nottingham Trent University, UK MICHAEL J. HUGHES Assistant Professor of Modern European History, Iona College, USA CLAIRE GORRARA Reader in French Studies, the School of European Studies, Cardif...
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Title:French Masculinities: History, Politics and CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:249 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:July 11, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230006612

ISBN - 13:9780230006614

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Table of Contents

List of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: French Manhood in the Modern World; C.E.Forth & B.Taithe Elite Masculinities in Eighteenth-Century France; A.C.Villa Men without Women? Ideal Masculinity and Male Sociability in the French Revolution, 1789-99; S.Quinlan Making Frenchmen into Warriors: Martial Masculinity in Napoleonic France; M.J.Hughes Neighbourhood Boys and Men: the Changing Spaces of Masculine Identity in France, 1848-1871; B.Taithe La Civilisation and its Discontents: Modernity, Manhood and the Body in the Early Third Republic; C.E.Forth Enemies Within: Venerial Disease and the Defence of French Masculinity between the Wars; J.Surkis Colonial Man; R.Aldrich In the Name of the Father: Fe/male Masculinites in Vichy France; M.Pollard Revolt and Recuperation: Masculinities and the Roman Noir in Immediate Post-War France; C.Gorrara High-Heels or Hiking Boots? Masculinity, Effeminacy and Male Homosexuals in Modern France; M.Sibalis Cinematic Stardom, Shifting Masculinties; M.O'Shaughnessy Virilité in Post-War France: Intellectual Masculinity, Jewishness and Sexual Potency; J-P.Boulé Threatening Virility in the French Banlieues, 1989-2005; A.Rauch Afterword; R.Nye Index

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"A welcome addition to the growing corpus of collected articles on the history of masculinity. What this collection does especially well is provide an overview of the history." --Morag Martin, Medical History "In Forth and Taithe's edited collection we now have an excellent survey of the changing notions of what - over the course of three centuries - it meant to be a man in France." --Angus McLaren, European History Quarterly