Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France

Hardcover | March 1, 1993

byRobert A. Nye

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Gender studies have become an area of great interest in many disciplines. Here, Nye examines the evolving definitions of masculinity in France since the eighteenth century. Specifically, Nye looks at how the aristocratic ethos of male honor, rooted in a society of landlords, hunters, andwarriors, adapted to a society motivated by utilitarian values, town life, and rational law. He focuses on the cultural practices and mentality of middle and upper class males and the appeal of their codes to men throughout French society.

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Gender studies have become an area of great interest in many disciplines. Here, Nye examines the evolving definitions of masculinity in France since the eighteenth century. Specifically, Nye looks at how the aristocratic ethos of male honor, rooted in a society of landlords, hunters, andwarriors, adapted to a society motivated by uti...

Robert A. Nye is at University of Oklahoma.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.57 × 6.46 × 1.18 inPublished:March 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195046498

ISBN - 13:9780195046496

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"(Nye) demonstrates better than anyone else has why and how nineteenth-century masculinity was problematized and, in revealing the social and cultural preoccupations which went into the construction of perverts, makes a major contribution to the history of sexuality."--Canadian Journal ofHistory