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

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University of Chicago Press, 23. jun. 1997 - 307 sider
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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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THE TRIALS OF MASCULINITY: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930

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This somewhat unfocused gender history nevertheless marshals an appealing wealth of evidence of what trials can reveal about the boundaries of men's roles around the turn of the century, especially in ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

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McLaren (history, Univ. of Victoria, British Columbia) is what might be called a historical criminologist, seeking unusual criminal cases at the turn of the last century that reveal the borders of ... Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

DEVIANTS
13
LEGAL DISCOURSES MEN MELODRAMA AND CRIMINALITY
37
FOOLS
39
CADS
59
GENTLEMEN
89
MURDERERS
111
MEDICAL DISCOURSES WEAK MEN AND PERVERTS
133
WEAKLINGS
137
SADISTS
158
EXHIBITIONISTS
182
TRANSVESTITES
207
CONCLUSION
233
NOTES
239
INDEX
297
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Angus McLarenis a leading figure in the history of sexuality, professor emeritus of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and the author of several books, including The Trials of Masculinity: Policing of Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930; A Prescription for Murder; and Impotence: A Cultural History.

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