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

Forsideomslag
University of Chicago Press, 15. apr. 2008 - 316 sider
0 Anmeldelser
Anmeldelserne verificeres ikke af Google, men Google tjekker indholdet og fjerner det, hvis det er falsk.
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

Fra bogen

Hvad folk siger - Skriv en anmeldelse

Anmeldelserne verificeres ikke af Google, men Google tjekker indholdet og fjerner det, hvis det er falsk.

THE TRIALS OF MASCULINITY: Policing Sexual Boundaries, 1870-1930

Brugeranmeldelse  - Kirkus

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

The trials of masculinity: policing sexual boundaries, 1870-1930

Brugeranmeldelse  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

Policing Sexual Boundaries Introduction
1
Policing Sexual Boundaries Part One Masculinities
11
Policing Sexual Boundaries Part Two Legal Discourses Men Melodrama and Criminality
37
Policing Sexual Boundaries Illustrations follow page
132
Policing Sexual Boundaries Part Three Medical Discourses Weak Men and Perverts
133
Policing Sexual Boundaries Conclusion
233
Policing Sexual Boundaries Notes
239
Policing Sexual Boundaries Index
297
Copyright

Andre udgaver - Se alle

Almindelige termer og sætninger

Populære passager

Side 260 - Whatever, in connection with my professional practice or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.
Side 108 - But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded ; and the glory of Europe is extinguished for ever.
Side 192 - ... in any street, road, highway or public place, any obscene print, picture or other indecent exhibition; every person wilfully, openly, lewdly and obscenely exposing his person in any street, road, or public highway, or in the view thereof, or in any place of public resort...
Side 192 - Nor is it any justification that bathing at this spot might a few years ago be innocent. For anything that I know a man might a few years ago have harmlessly danced naked in the fields beyond Montague House, but it will scarcely be said by the learned counsel for the defendant that anyone might now do so with impunity in Russell-square. Whatever place becomes the habitation of civilised men, there the laws of decency must be enforced.
Side 239 - Thomas Laqueur, Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1990...
Side 290 - Different though the sexes are, they intermix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is the very opposite of what it is above.
Side 247 - Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985...

Bibliografiske oplysninger