author={Martin Francis},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={637 - 652}
This review will survey some of the most important historical studies of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British masculinity which have appeared in the last decade. It endorses John Tosh's insistence that it is necessary to move beyond the homosocial environments and explicit ideologies of ‘manliness’ studied by those historians who, in the 1980s, first sought a gendered history of men in modern Britain. However, it also warns that a commendable desire to ensure that men's identities are… 
Daddy’s Come Home: Evangelicalism, Fatherhood and Lessons for Boys in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain
Fears in fin-de-siecle Britain that fathers were absenting themselves from the home prompted a reaction from the evangelical periodical press, orchestrated by the Religious Tract Society, in an
A Flight from Commitment? Domesticity, Adventure and the Masculine Imaginary in Britain after the Second World War
The year 1948 saw the publication of Marriage Crisis, an earnest volume authored by David Mace, a former nonconformist minister and the first General Secretary of the influential voluntary body, the
Missionary Manhood: Professionalism, Belief and Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century British Imperial Field
It is almost a truism now that the understanding of the work and impact of western missions was incomplete without an analysis of the role of the ‘peri-professional’ women – sisters, wives and
Body Fascism in Britain: Building the Blackshirt in the Inter-War Period
Abstract In recent years scholars have devoted a great deal of attention and theorisation to the body in history, looking both at bodies as metaphors and as sites of intervention. These studies have
Dueling, Conflicting Masculinities, and the Victorian Gentleman
Abstract This article takes an unexplored popular debate from the 1860s over the role of dueling in regulating gentlemanly conduct as the starting point to examine the relationship between elite
“Can We still Use ‘Separate Spheres’? British History 25 Years After Family Fortunes”
Historians of Britain often call the period between 1780 and 1850 the age of ‘separate spheres’ or ‘domestic ideology’ for men and women, and when they do, they are likely to reference Leonore
What Should Historians Do With Heroes? Reflections on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Britain
This article reviews research on modern British heroes (in particular Henry Havelock, Florence Nightingale, Amy Johnson and Robert Falcon Scott) to argue that heroes should be analysed as sites
The Perfect Man: Fatherhood, Masculinity and Romance in Popular Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain
In the 1958 novel Love This Enemy, the ‘hero’ Steve is described as ‘a mixture of passionate he-man and paternal overlord’.1 With this characterization, author Kathryn Blair, a pseudonym for Lilian
‘Thus Does Man Prove His Fitness to Be the Master of Things’: Shipwrecks, Chivalry and Masculinities in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Britain
This paper critically examines the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century revival of chivalry in Britain, with a particular emphasis on chivalry at sea. It gives a history to the so-called ‘eternal
Hegemonic Masculinities? Assessing Change and Processes of Change in Elite Masculinity, 1700–1900
Over the last 20 years, a consensus has emerged that historical changes in the gender identity of elite men can be conceptualised best as a series of shifts between forms of ‘hegemonic


Youth Gangs, Masculinity and Violence in Late Victorian Manchester and Salford
Historians are well aware that Britain's cities have a history of conflict be? tween rival youth gangs. In their influential studies of "hooliganism", Stephen Humphries and Geoffrey Pearson have both
Democratic Subjects: The Self and the Social in Nineteenth-Century England.
Introduction Part I. The Sorrows of Edwin Waugh: A Study in Working Class Identity: 1. Young Edwin 2. The struggle for the moral life 3. The ends of the moral life 4. The cult of the heart 5. 'God
Playing at being skilled men: Factory culture and pride in work skills among Coventry car workers
The concept of skill has been fundamental to European culture for centuries. The word 'skill' entered the English language from Old Norse, and already in its medieval usage had the double sense of
Mansex Fine: Religion, Manliness and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century British Culture by David Alderson (review)
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