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The image of man : the creation of modern masculinity

Author: George L Mosse
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Studies in the history of sexuality.
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In The Image of Man, noted historian George L. Mosse provides the first historical account of the masculine stereotype in modern Western culture, tracing the evolution of the idea of manliness to reveal how it came to embody physical beauty, courage, moral restraint, and a strong will. This stereotype, he finds, originated in the tumultuous changes of the eighteenth century, as Europe's dominant aristocrats  Read more...
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Mosse, George L. (George Lachmann), 1918-
Image of man.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605199153
Online version:
Mosse, George L. (George Lachmann), 1918-
Image of man.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)608888494
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George L Mosse
ISBN: 0195101014 9780195101010 0195126602 9780195126600
OCLC Number: 32468868
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the masculine stereotype --
Setting the standard --
Getting there --
The countertype --
Masculinity in crisis : the decadence --
Warriors and socialists --
The normal society of men --
The new Fascist man --
Toward a new masculinity?
Series Title: Studies in the history of sexuality.
Responsibility: George L. Mosse.
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What does it mean to be a man? This text examines the manly stereotype, which stresses courage, moral restraint and athletic comportment, which has become representative of normative modern society.  Read more...

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his points emerge with the special authority of an eye-witness and a courageous, thoughtful survivor. * TLS *

 
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