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The Language of Manhood I: Strength, Violence, and Honour

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter investigates the late medieval associations of manhood by analysing the commonplace ideas revealed in the use of language. In one strand of the language of manhood, acting ‘manly’ is ... More


The Language of Manhood II: ‘Humanitas’, Decorum, and Largesse

Christopher Fletcher

in Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546916
eISBN:
9780191720826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546916.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter continues the investigation into the language of manhood by examining one area in which the associations of ‘manhood’ and ‘manly’ activity with personal honour overlap with a slightly ... More


The Rhetoric of Manhood: Masculinity in the Attic Orators

Joseph Roisman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241923
eISBN:
9780520931138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241923.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The concept of manhood was immensely important in ancient Athens, shaping its political, social, legal, and ethical systems. This book is a study of manhood in fourth-century Athens and provides an ... More


American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book comprises sixteen essays from legal academics, literary experts, and influential judges. The book begins by investigating American Guys—the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists ... More


Manly Nerves

Janet Oppenheim

in “Shattered Nerves”: Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057812
eISBN:
9780199854394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057812.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The great problem with nervous breakdown was that it made a mockery of the distinctions on male sexuality, reducing its male victims to passivity, removing them from business activities and public ... More


Treasure Neverland

Neil Rennie

in Treasure Neverland: Real and Imaginary Pirates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679331
eISBN:
9780191767272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter concerns two late-nineteenth-early-twentieth-century children's classics, Treasure Island (1883) and Peter Pan (1904), which contain pirate characters of cultural-historical significance ... More


Urban Penguins: Stories for Lost Places

Thom van Dooren

in Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166188
eISBN:
9780231537445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166188.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter inquires on how the lives of many others are fatally tied to lost places by investigating the lives of penguins. Penguins have maintained a connection to the land, as they are drawn out ... More


Marriage and Family: Acknowledging Women's Rights

Ashutosh Dayal Mathur

in Medieval Hindu Law: A Study of Post-Smrti Changes in Hindu Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685589
eISBN:
9780199081578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685589.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with the title of dispute traditionally called strī-pum-dharma which seeks to regulate the mutual conduct of men and women both within, and outside marriage. Dharma śāstra, in all ... More


Of Courage Born: Reflections on Childbirth and Manly Courage

Kayley Vernallis

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Various traditional religious and philosophical views, as well as contemporary gender-role socialization, lead us to attribute physical, socially useful courage almost exclusively to men (e.g. “manly ... More


Medicine Is Magical and Magical Is Art: Liberation and Overcoming in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble

Julie Passanante Elman

in Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479841424
eISBN:
9781479806294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841424.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the representations of “real” bubble boys, David Vetter III and Ted DeVita, alongside the movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). News stories and movies about the bubble ... More


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