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Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France.

Author: Robert A Nye
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Studies in the history of sexuality.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gender studies have become an area of great interest in many disciplines. Here, Nye examines the evolving definitions of masculinity in France since the eighteenth century. Specifically, Nye looks at how the aristocratic ethos of male honor, rooted in a society of landlords, hunters, andwarriors, adapted to a society motivated by utilitarian values, town life, and rational law. He focuses on the cultural practices  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Nye, Robert A.
Masculinity and Male Codes of Honor in Modern France.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1993
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Nye
ISBN: 9780195364392 0195364392
OCLC Number: 935260722
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages)
Contents: 1 Introduction: Sex, Society, and Identity; 2 Honor and Male Identity in the Old Regime; 3 The Roots of Bourgeois Honorability; 4 Sex Difference and the ""Separate Spheres""; 5 Population, Degeneration, and Reproduction; 6 Male Sexual Identity and the ""Perversions"" in the Fin de Siecle; 7 Bourgeois Sociability and the Point d'Honneur: 1800-1860; 8 The Culture of the Sword: Manliness and Fencing in the Third Republic; 9 Honor and the Duel in the Third Republic, 1860-1914; Dueling and the Law; How Many Duels?; The Journalistic Duel; The Political Duel; The ""Serious"" Duel. The ""Futile"" Duel10 Conclusion: Courage; Notes; Bibliography of Selected Secondary Works; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Studies in the history of sexuality.

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Gender studies have become an area of great interest in many disciplines. Here, Nye examines the evolving definitions of masculinity in France since the eighteenth century. Specifically, Nye looks at how the aristocratic ethos of male honor, rooted in a society of landlords, hunters, andwarriors, adapted to a society motivated by utilitarian values, town life, and rational law. He focuses on the cultural practices and mentality of middle and upper class males and the appeal of their codes to men throughout French society.

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