Masculinities in politics and war

Gendering modern history

Edited by Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann and John Tosh

Masculinities in politics and war

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6521-7
  • Pages: 352
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £17.99
  • Published Date: April 2004
  • BIC Category: Humanities / British & Irish history, Society & social sciences / Gender studies: men, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Men's Studies, European history, Gender studies: men & boys, Modern History, History
  • Series: Gender in History


Politics and war are crucial to the history of masculinity, yet have been neglected in the emergent historiography of masculinity. This book opens up new avenues in gender history by mapping masculinity's part in making revolution, waging war, building nations, and constructing welfare states. Preceded by extensive historical and theoretical introductions, the volume is clearly divided into sections on revolution, nation, politics and subjectivity. An innovative collection with contributions from an international group of eminent historians who are recognised experts in their fields, with essays on Europe, the United States, Latin America, Australia, Africa and Asia. Written in a highly accessible style, targeted at both students, professional historians and the interested general reader.


List of figures
List of contributors
Part I Masculinities in politics and war: Introductions
1. Masculinity in politics and war in the age of democratic revolutions, 1750-1850 - Stefan Dudink and Karen Hagemann
2. Masculinity in politics and war in the age of nation-states and World Wars, 1850-1950 - John Horne
3. Hegemonic masculinity and the history of gender - John Tosh
Part II Historicising revolutionary masculinity: Constructs and contexts
4. The republican gentleman: The race to rhetorical stability in the new United States - Carroll Smith-Rosenberg
5. Masculinity, effeminacy, time: Conceptual change in the Dutch age of democratic revolutions - Stefan Dudink
6. Republican citizenship and heterosocial desire: Concepts of masculinity in revolutionary France - Joan B. Landes
7. German heroes: The cult of death for the fatherland in nineteenth-century Germany - Karen Hagemann
Part III Gendering the nation: Hegemonic masculinity and its Others
8. 'Brothers of the Iranian race': Manhood, nationhood, and modernity in Iran c.1870-1914 - Joanna de Groot
9. Hegemonic masculinity in Afrikaner nationalist mobilisation, 1934-1948 - Jacobus Adriaan du Pisani
10. Temperate heroes: Concepts of masculinity in Second World War Britain - Sonya O. Rose
Part IV Analysing power relations: The politics of masculinity
11. Translating needs into rights: The discursive imperative of the Australian white man, 1901-1930 - Marilyn Lake
12. Measures for masculinity: The American labor movement and welfare state policy during the Great Depression - Alice Kessler-Harris
13. Masculinities, nations, and the new world order: Gendered discourses on peacemaking and nationality in Britain, France and the United States after the First World War - Glenda Sluga
Part V Including the subject: masculinity and subjectivity
14. The political man: The construction of masculinity in German Social Democracy, 1848-1878 - Thomas Welskopp
15. Making workers masculine: The (re)construction of male worker identity in twentieth-century Brazil - Barbara Weinstein
16. Maternal relations: Moral manliness and emotional survival in letters home during the First World War - Michael Roper


Stefan Dudink is Assistant Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies at the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands. Karen Hagemann is Professor of History and Co-Director of the Centre for Border Studies of the School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Glamorgan. John Tosh is Professor of History, University of Surrey, Roehampton, United Kingdom

Masculinities in politics and war

Edited by Stefan Dudink, Karen Hagemann, John Tosh

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