The Trials Of Masculinity: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930

Paperback | November 3, 1999

byAngus McLaren

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In this path-breaking history of manhood and masculinity, Angus McLaren examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century western society created what we now take to be the traditional model of the heterosexual male.

"Inherently interesting. . . . Exhibitionism, pornography, and deception all have their place here."—Library Journal

"An appealing wealth of evidence of what trials can reveal about the boundaries of men's roles around the turn of the century."—Kirkus Reviews

"It is difficult to imagine a better guide to the most notorious scandals of our great-grandparents' day."—Graham Rosenstock, Lambda Book Report

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This startling book examines the most notorious scandals of the bygone era. In The Trials of Masculinity, Angus McLaren examines how 19th and 20th-century British society maintained an accepted the traditional model of the heterosexual male. From 1870 to 1930, these trials reveal plenty about men’s roles around the turn of the century.

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In this path-breaking history of manhood and masculinity, Angus McLaren examines how nineteenth- and twentieth-century western society created what we now take to be the traditional model of the heterosexual male."Inherently interesting. . . . Exhibitionism, pornography, and deception all have their place here."—Library Journal"An appe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:November 3, 1999Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226500683

ISBN - 13:9780226500683

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1: Masculinities
1: Deviants
Pt. 2: Legal Discourses: Men, Melodrama, and Criminality
2: Fools
3: Cads
4: Gentlemen
5: Murderers
Pt. 3: Medical Discourses: Weak Men and Perverts
6: Weaklings
7: Sadists
8: Exhibitionists
9: Transvestites
Conclusions
Notes
Index

From Our Editors

This startling book examines the most notorious scandals of the bygone era. In The Trials of Masculinity, Angus McLaren examines how 19th and 20th-century British society maintained an accepted the traditional model of the heterosexual male. From 1870 to 1930, these trials reveal plenty about men’s roles around the turn of the century.