THE DOMESTICATION OF THE MALE? RECENT RESEARCH ON NINETEENTH- AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH MASCULINITY

@article{Francis2002THEDO,
  title={THE DOMESTICATION OF THE MALE? RECENT RESEARCH ON NINETEENTH- AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH MASCULINITY},
  author={Martin Francis},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={45},
  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… 
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