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Nervous Sensibility and Ideals of Manliness

Jane Wood

in Passion and Pathology in Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187608
eISBN:
9780191674723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187608.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nervous dreads are a characteristic feature of a condition known as ‘hypochondriasis’. Among the educated classes, ‘mental exertion and fatigue, or prolonged or overstrained attention and devotion to ... More


Introduction

Jane Aaron

in A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128908
eISBN:
9780191671739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128908.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book explores the unique relationship between Charles and Mary Lamb, its implications for gender relations, and its effects upon their writings. The oscillations in the reception of Charles's ... More


Brave Men and Manliness

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 examines the use of the terms vïrá and vïryá, which signify a man’s role as a brave warrior and his manly virile powers and qualities. R̥gvedic poet-priests promote various ways that men ... More


Brother Killers: Guerrillas and Union Troops

Michael Fellman

in Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064711
eISBN:
9780199853885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064711.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter talks about guerrilla self-conceptions, Union troops' conceptions of self and others, the blurring of combatants, blood sport, and blood revenge. The implicit meanings of the war did not ... More


Clemens, Manhood, the Rogers Friendship, and “Which Was the Dream?”

Peter Messent

in Mark Twain and Male Friendship: The Twichell, Howells, and Rogers Friendships

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391169
eISBN:
9780199866656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391169.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

An account is given here of Clemens's financial problems in the 1890s, Rogers's intervention and involvement in his business affairs, and the nature of the friendship that developed. A further ... More


I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Louis Moore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041341
eISBN:
9780252099946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041341.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

At its heart, I Fight for a Living is a book about black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era--a time when the remaking of white manhood was at its most intense, placing ... More


Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Michael Brown, Anna Maria Barry, and Joanne Begatio (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636
Subject:
History, Military History

Manliness in Britain offers a new account of masculinity in the long nineteenth century: more corporeal and material, more emotional, more cross-class, and less heteronormative than other studies. ... More


Introduction: ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’: the fragile bodies of men

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/9780199695577.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The introduction explains the rationale and structure of the book. It introduces some of the key physical culturists of the era, stressing the number of them who were physicians whose work served to ... More


Conclusion

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Baseball did not become gendered as a man’s sport overnight nor did any single group dominate the cultural metanarrative of baseball as it matured from infancy to adolescence during the nineteenth ... More


The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Lorien Foote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the Civil War, the Union army appeared cohesive enough to withstand four years of grueling war against the Confederates and to claim victory in 1865. But fractiousness bubbled below the ... More


‘Nursed in Blood’: Masculinity and Grief in Marston’s Antonio’s Revenge

Rebecca Yearling

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the relationship between grief, revenge and masculinity in John Marston’s Antonio’s Revenge. Unlike other contemporary revenge dramas, the play ends with Antonio alive and ... More


Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity

Laura Eastlake

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198833031
eISBN:
9780191871351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity examines Victorian receptions of ancient Rome from the French Revolution to the First World War, with a specific focus on how those receptions were deployed to ... More


Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier

John Laband

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300180312
eISBN:
9780300206197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the British embarked on a concerted series of campaigns in South Africa. Within three years they waged five wars against African states with the intent of ... More


Failed Manhood on the Streets of Urban Japan: The Meanings of Self-Reliance for Homeless Men

Tom Gill

in Recreating Japanese Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267374
eISBN:
9780520950320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267374.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on the homeless men of Japan. In particular, it seeks to answer the questions: Why are there any homeless people here in Japan? Why are they nearly all men? In Japan, the ... More


But There's Your Mother and Your Work: The Family and the Nation in Hototogisu

in An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the models of family and their relationship to the nation in the Japanese melodrama Hototogisu by Tokutomi Roka. It examines how this novel negotiates extra-literary discourses ... More


Mothering the world: the making of a gendered internationalism

Helen McCarthy

in The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter investigates the extent and nature of women's League-related activism in interwar Britain. The League of Nations Union (LNU)'s recruiting efforts were profoundly gendered. Its propaganda ... More


Conclusion: The War for Manhood

Lorien Foote

in The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that the end of the Civil War did not signal end the North's war for manhood. Different ideals of manhood were still in contention. The war energized honor, boisterous manhood, ... More


Introduction: Understanding Priestly Masculinity

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter provides an overview of clerical masculinity and priestly identity. Throughout the medieval period, secular and regular clergy struggled with, contested, and negotiated ... More


Marriage Defines the Parish Priest

Michelle Armstrong-Partida

in Defiant Priests

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707735
eISBN:
9781501707827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707735.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates the pervasiveness of clerical unions and the proclivity of parish priests to form de facto marriages with women. These were enduring unions in which clerics were fully ... More


The Roman Hannibal Defined

Claire Stocks

in The Roman Hannibal: Remembering the Enemy in Silius Italicus' Punica

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380284
eISBN:
9781781387252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380284.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores three central concepts. Firstly, the power of the name (nomen)in antiquity with consideration of how potent names such as ‘Hannibal’, ‘Caesar’, and ‘Medea’ stood as symbols for ... More


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