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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 Great War, Pornography, and the Violated Social Body

Carolyn J. Dean

in The Frail Social Body: Pornography, Homosexuality, and Other Fantasies in Interwar France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219953
eISBN:
9780520923485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219953.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how interwar critics used pornography to dramatize the unprecedented violence of World War I, suggesting that “pornography” represented a fantasy about the destruction of the ... More


Conspicuous Constructions

David Kuchta

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter traces the origins of the three-piece suit and seeks to reconsider the importance of this process by which explicitly political decisions and values become internalized, personalized, ... More


The Old Sartorial Regime, 1550–1688

David Kuchta

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the attitudes toward clothing and ideals of masculinity created by the Tudor-Stuart court, as well as the royalist, Anglican, and mercantile ideologies that defended ... More


Masculinity in the “Age of Chivalry,” 1688–1832

David Kuchta

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter outlines the ways in which eighteenth-century aristocrats appropriated oppositional ideologies in order to legitimate their own position atop the social, political, and economic ... More


The Making of the Self-Made Man, 1750–1850

David Kuchta

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

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how middle-class reformers reappropriated ideals of masculinity for their own political and economic ends. It focuses on how middle-class men came into existence as a social ... More


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