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Oxbridge men : British masculinity and the undergraduate experience, 1850-1920

Author: Paul R Deslandes
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mythic status of the Oxbridge man continues to persist in depictions of this small, elite world as an ideal of athleticism, intellectualism, tradition, and ritual. Investigating the origins of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Deslandes
ISBN: 0253345782 9780253345783
OCLC Number: 60379719
Description: xviii, 319 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Constructing superiority : the university and the undergraduate --
The transition from boyhood to manhood --
"Your name and college, sir?" : discipline and authority --
Those "horrid," "holy" schools : examinations, competition, and masculine struggle --
"Impervious to the gentler sex?" : boat races, heterosocial relations, and masculinity --
Girl graduates and colonial students.
Responsibility: Paul R. Deslandes.
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" ... in Oxbridge Men [Deslandes] has set out to decipher "the myths, traditions, and rituals of these overwhelmingly masculine little worlds"'.--TLS 27 January 2006

 
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