Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France

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Oxford University Press, 18 бер. 1993 р. - 336 стор.
Gender studies have become an area of great interest in many disciplines. Here, Nye examines the evolving definitions of masculinity in France since the eighteenth century. Specifically, Nye looks at how the aristocratic ethos of male honor, rooted in a society of landlords, hunters, and warriors, adapted to a society motivated by utilitarian values, town life, and rational law. He focuses on the cultural practices and mentality of middle and upper class males and the appeal of their codes to men throughout French society.

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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


Sex Society and Identity
2 Honor and Male Identity in the Old Regime
3 The Roots of Bourgeois Honorability
4 Sex Difference and the Separate Spheres
5 Population Degeneration and Reproduction
6 Male Sexual Identity and the Perversions in the Fin de Siecle
Manliness and Fencing in the Third Republic
9 Honor and the Duel in the Third Republic 18601914
Bibliography of Selected Secondary Works
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