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The Resource A man's place : masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England, John Tosh

A man's place : masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England, John Tosh

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A man's place : masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England
Title
A man's place
Title remainder
masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
John Tosh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"John Tosh shows how profoundly men's lives were conditioned by the Victorian ideal, and how they negotiated its many contradictions." "Tosh begins by looking at the experience of boyhood, married life, sex and fatherhood in the early decades of the nineteenth century - illustrated by case-studies representing a variety of backgrounds - and then contrasts this with the lives of the late Victorian generation. By the 1870s, men were becoming less enchanted with the pleasures of home. Once the rights of wives were extended by law and society, marriage seemed less attractive, and the bachelor world of clubland flourished as never before." "The Victorians declared that to be fully human and fully masculine, men must be active participants in domestic life. In exposing the contradictions in this ideal, they defined the climate for gender politics in the next century."--BOOK JACKET
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Tosh, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • Middle class families
Label
A man's place : masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England, John Tosh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-243) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Masculinity and Domesticity.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Preconditions
  • 1.
  • Middle-Class Household.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Ideal of Domesticity.
  • p. 27
  • Pt. 2.
  • Climax of Domesticity, c. 1830-1880
  • 3.
  • Husband and Wife.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Father and Child.
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Boys into Men.
  • p. 102
  • 6.
  • Convivial Pleasures and Public Duties.
  • p. 123
  • Pt. 3.
  • Domesticity under Strain, c. 1870-1900
  • 7.
  • Decline of Deference.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Flight from Domesticity.
  • p. 170
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 195
  • Note on Method.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 200
  • Sources.
  • p. 229
  • Index.
  • p. 244
Control code
l80098031422
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780300077797
Lccn
lc98031422
Other physical details
ill.
Label
A man's place : masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England, John Tosh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-243) and index
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Masculinity and Domesticity.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. 1.
  • Preconditions
  • 1.
  • Middle-Class Household.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Ideal of Domesticity.
  • p. 27
  • Pt. 2.
  • Climax of Domesticity, c. 1830-1880
  • 3.
  • Husband and Wife.
  • p. 53
  • 4.
  • Father and Child.
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Boys into Men.
  • p. 102
  • 6.
  • Convivial Pleasures and Public Duties.
  • p. 123
  • Pt. 3.
  • Domesticity under Strain, c. 1870-1900
  • 7.
  • Decline of Deference.
  • p. 145
  • 8.
  • Flight from Domesticity.
  • p. 170
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 195
  • Note on Method.
  • p. 198
  • Notes.
  • p. 200
  • Sources.
  • p. 229
  • Index.
  • p. 244
Control code
l80098031422
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780300077797
Lccn
lc98031422
Other physical details
ill.

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