Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France

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University of California Press, 30 лист. 1998 р. - 316 стор.
In this study of upper-class masculinity from the end of the ancien régime in 1789 to the end of World War I, Robert Nye argues that manhood, masculinity, and male sexuality is, like femininity, a cultural construct, comprising a strict set of heroic ideals and codes of honor which few men have been able to realize in practice. In doing so, Nye destabilizes and historicizes the male body, and incorporates gender into the brand of cultural history inaugurated by Norbert Elias in the 1930s.
 

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Ny examines the connection between the need to maintain a show of honor and a show of masculinity. He makes the case that both honor and masculinity are fragily contructed concept. He shows that in a society where honor must constantly be defended, masculinity itself is always suspect. Читати огляд повністю

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Sex Society and Identity
3
Honor and Male Identity in the Old Regime
15
The Roots of Bourgeois Honorability
31
Sex Difference and the Separate Spheres
47
Population Degeneration and Reproduction
72
Male Sexual Identity and the Perversions
98
Manliness and Fencing
148
Honor and the Duel in the Third Republic
172
Courage
216
Notes
229
Bibliography of Selected Secondary Works
297
Index
311
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Robert A. Nye is Horning Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at Oregon State University. He is the author of Crime, Madness, and Politics in Modern France (1984).

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