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The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850

David Kuchta

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1666, King Charles II felt it necessary to reform Englishmen's dress by introducing a fashion that developed into the three-piece suit. This book tells us what inspired this royal revolution in ... More


The Jewish Soldier of World War I: From Participant to Victim

Derek J. Penslar

in Jews and the Military: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138879
eISBN:
9781400848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138879.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the war experience of Jews in World War I and the toll the war inflicted on hundreds of thousands of Jews who fought as soldiers on all the war's fronts. Jewish sensibilities ... More


Disorder on the Court: Soft Men, Hard Women, and Steamy Tennis

Erik N. Jensen

in Body by Weimar: Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395648
eISBN:
9780199866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395648.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

Tennis players in the 1920s expressed an unabashed sexuality and visible pursuit of fine living that appeared liberating to many Germans after the years of wartime and postwar austerity. Male players ... More


Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Kenneth Loiselle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Friendship, an acquired relationship primarily based on choice rather than birth, lay at the heart of Enlightenment preoccupations with sociability and the formation of the private sphere. This book ... More


The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945

Jason Crouthamel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898423
eISBN:
9781781385128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898423.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book explores the impact of psychological trauma, or ‘war neurosis’ in imperial, Weimar and Nazi Germany from the perspective of ordinary mentally disabled veterans of the First World War. War ... More


Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France

Joan Tumblety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199695577
eISBN:
9780191745072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695577.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This book is about interwar physical culture as a set of popular practices and as a field of ideas. It takes as its central subject the imagined failure of French manhood that was mapped out in this ... More


The Sexual Reconstruction of Men

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Considering men's bodies in relation to cultural signs, this chapter explores sexual reconstruction in medical rehabilitation, and commercial and visual culture. It focuses on the sexual ... More


The ‘Golden Age of Woman’

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the reconstruction of the female body and beauty, and considers how classical and modern imagery manufactured sexuality and gender ideals for women. Investigating women's claims ... More


The Socialist Clearinghouse: Alcohol, Reputation, and Gender in Romania’s Second Economy

Narcis Tulbure

in Communism Unwrapped: Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199827657
eISBN:
9780199950461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827657.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

While numerous studies have tracked the role of the socialist second economy in supplementing state forms of “rational redistribution,” few have managed to capture its peculiar symbiotic relation ... More


The Defeat of French manhood and the Vichy imagination

Joan Tumblety

in Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199695577
eISBN:
9780191745072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695577.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter outlines how responses to the catastrophic military collapse of 1940 cast it as proof of French physical failure, and considers how the Vichy regime, which invested more resources in ... More


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