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The Gendering of Men, 1600-1750: The English Phallus (Hardback)
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The Gendering of Men, 1600-1750: The English Phallus (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/04/2004
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Taking on nothing less than the formation of modern sexual and gender identities, King examines the way masculinity in the 17th and 18th centuries was reconfigured, and how heterosexuality in turn became naturalized. This is a crucial work by one of the field's leading scholars. The Gendering of Men, 1600-1750 traces the transition from a society based on alliance, which had subordinated all men, women, and boys to higher ranked males, to one founded in sexuality, through which men have embodied their claims to personal and political privacy. King proposes that the male body is a performative production marking men's resistance to their subjection within patriarchy and sovereignty. Emphasizing that categories of gender must come under historical analysis, The Gendering of Men explores men's particpation in an ongoing struggle for access to a universal manliness transcending other biological and social differentials.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299197803
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
""The Gendering of Men is a wonderful book. . . . it is sure to make a splash in GLBT studies and history, in queer studies, and in eighteenth-century studies. Building on previous scholarly works that interrogate notions of sexuality and gender in the 'long eighteenth century (1660-1800), ' King complicates and clarifies ways in which we can understand early-modern and modern sexual and gender identities."--Hans Turley, University of Connecticut

"Dazzling in the depth and breadth of scholarly inquiry that has gone into the book's production, the reach of King's argument will do much to persuade those less or little interested in theater to think again about the relevance of this genre to any research of the period."--Susan Bennett, University of Calgary, Canada

""The Gendering of Men" is a wonderful book. . . . it is sure to make a splash in GLBT studies and history, in queer studies, and in eighteenth-century studies. Building on previous scholarly works that interrogate notions of sexuality and gender in the 'long eighteenth century (1660-1800), ' King complicates and clarifies ways in which we can understand early-modern and modern sexual and gender identities."--Hans Turley, University of Connecticut

"Those interested in queer studies, performance studies, and early modern culture will find this book valuable."--"Choice"


""The Gendering of Men" is a wonderful book. . . . it is sure to make a splash inGLBT studies and history, in queer studies, and in eighteenth-century studies. Building on previous scholarly works that interrogate notions of sexuality and gender in the long eighteenth century (1660 1800), King complicates and clarifies ways in which we can understand early-modern and modern sexual and gender identities." Hans Turley, University of Connecticut"


"Dazzling in the depth and breadth of scholarly inquiry that has gone into the book s production, the reach of King s argument will do much to persuade those less or little interested in theater to think again about the relevance of this genre to any research of the period." Susan Bennett, University of Calgary, Canada"


Those interested in queer studies, performance studies, and early modern culture will find this book valuable. "Choice""

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