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Dandies and desert saints : styles of Victorian masculinity, James Eli Adams

Label
Dandies and desert saints : styles of Victorian masculinity
Title
Dandies and desert saints
Title remainder
styles of Victorian masculinity
Statement of responsibility
James Eli Adams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While drawing on work in feminism, queer theory, and cultural history, Dandies and Desert Saints challenges scholars to rethink simplistic notions of Victorian manhood." "James Eli Adams examines masculine identity in Victorian literature from Thomas Carlyle through Oscar Wilde, analyzing authors who identify the age's ideal of manhood as the power of self-discipline. What distinguishes Adams's book from others in the recent explosion of interest in masculinity is his refusal to approach masculinity primarily in terms of "patriarchy" or "phallogocentrism" or within the binary of homosexualities and heterosexualities. He uncovers unexpected complexities in - and similarities among - icons of middle-class masculinity: the dandy, the gentleman, the priest, the prophet, and the soldier." "The book approaches masculinity as a social norm and a calculated rhetorical construction, thus arguing that concepts such as "effeminate" and "unmanly" have been misunderstood. Adams brings to light a wealth of neglected affinities among widely disparate writers - such as Carlyle and Walter Pater; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Charles Kingsley - and reshapes familiar outlines of Victorian literary history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, James Eli
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Patriarchy in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Dandies in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Dandies and desert saints : styles of Victorian masculinity, James Eli Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Dandies and Prophets: Spectacles of Victorian Masculinity.
  • p. 21
  • 2.
  • "A Sort of Masonry": Secrecy and "Manliness" in Early Victorian Brotherhoods.
  • p. 61
  • 3.
  • Imagining the Science of Renunciation: Manhood and Abasement in Kingsley and Tennyson.
  • p. 107
  • 4.
  • Muscular Aestheticism: Masculine Authority and the Male Body.
  • p. 149
  • 5.
  • Gentleman, Dandy, Priest: Masks and Masculinity in Pater's Aestheticism.
  • p. 183
  • Afterword.
  • p. 229
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 245
Control code
980095011320
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 249 p.
Isbn
9780801482083
Lccn
lc95011320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dandies and desert saints : styles of Victorian masculinity, James Eli Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Dandies and Prophets: Spectacles of Victorian Masculinity.
  • p. 21
  • 2.
  • "A Sort of Masonry": Secrecy and "Manliness" in Early Victorian Brotherhoods.
  • p. 61
  • 3.
  • Imagining the Science of Renunciation: Manhood and Abasement in Kingsley and Tennyson.
  • p. 107
  • 4.
  • Muscular Aestheticism: Masculine Authority and the Male Body.
  • p. 149
  • 5.
  • Gentleman, Dandy, Priest: Masks and Masculinity in Pater's Aestheticism.
  • p. 183
  • Afterword.
  • p. 229
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 233
  • Index.
  • p. 245
Control code
980095011320
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 249 p.
Isbn
9780801482083
Lccn
lc95011320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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