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A ‘Polite and Commercial People’? Masculinity and Economic Violence in Scotland, 1700–60

Tawny Paul

in Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403894
eISBN:
9781474430951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403894.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Classical economic theory suggests that commerce played a central role in the growth of politeness and the decline of violence. This chapter complicates commerce’s role in the civilising process by ... More


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