Public Men: Political Masculinities in Modern Britain

Hardcover | February 15, 2007

EditorMatthew McCormack

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Public Men offers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain and will be essential reading for students and specialists alike with interests in gender or political culture. By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these new case studies explore the gendering of the political domain and the masculinities of the men who have historically dominated it. As such, Public Men is a major contribution to our understanding of the history of Britain between the Eighteenth and the Twentieth centuries.

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Public Men offers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain and will be essential reading for students and specialists alike with interests in gender or political culture. By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these new case studies explore the gendering of the p...

MATTHEW MCCORMACK is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton, UK. He is interested in the links between gender and political culture in British history, and his publications include his book The Independent Man: Citizenship and Gender Politics in Georgian England (2005).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007635

ISBN - 13:9780230007635

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Table of Contents

Introduction--M.McCormack * Men, 'the Public' and Political History-- M.McCormack * Masculinity as Governance: Police, Public Service and the Embodiment of Authority, c. 1700-1850--F.Dodsworth * The Father Governor: the British Administration of Aboriginal People in Port Jackson, 1788-92--S.Konishi * 'A Gallant Nation': Chivalric Masculinity and Irish Nationalism in the 1790s--C.Kennedy * Politics, Portraiture and Power: Reassessing the Public Image of William Ewart Gladstone--R.Clayton Windscheffel * W. L. Jackson, Exemplary Manliness and Late-Victorian Popular Conservatism--M.Roberts * 'Quit Ye Like Men': Platform Manliness and Electioneering, 1895-1939--K.Good * The Bermondsey By-Election and Leftist Attitudes to Homosexuality--L.Robinson * Conclusion: Chronologies in the History of British Political Masculinities, c. 1700-2000--M.McCormack & M.Roberts