Between Profits and Primitivism

Between Profits and Primitivism

Shaping White Middle-class Masculinity in the United States, 1880-1917

eBook - 2005
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Taylor & Francis Publishing

Between 1800 and the First World War, white middle-class men were depicted various forms of literature as weak and nervous. This book explores cultural writings dedicated to the physical and mental health of the male subject, showing that men have mobilized gender constructions repeatedly and self-consciously to position themselves within the culture. Aiming to join those who offer nuanced accounts of masculinity, Devlin investigates the various and changing interests white manhood was positioned to cultivate and the ways elite white men used "their own," so to speak, to promote larger agendas for their class and race.



Taylor
& Francis Publishing

Between 1800 and the First World War, white middle-class men were depicted various forms of literature as weak and nervous. This book explores cultural writings dedicated to the physical and mental health of the male subject, showing that men have mobilized gender constructions repeatedly and self-consciously to position themselves within the culture. Aiming to join those who offer nuanced accounts of masculinity, Devlin investigates the various and changing interests white manhood was positioned to cultivate and the ways elite white men used "their own," so to speak, to promote larger agendas for their class and race.



Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2005
ISBN: 9781135876845
1135876843
9780415514750
0415514754
9780203491225
020349122X
0415970776
9780415970778
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 174 pages) : illustrations
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