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Macmillan Higher Education

Making Men: The Formation of Elite Male Identities in England, c.1660-1900

A Sourcebook

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Palgrave

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Hardcover - 9780230243071

17 July 2012

$115.00

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Paperback - 9780230243088

17 July 2012

$37.00

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Ebook - 9781137002815

16 September 2017

$39.99

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The power and status of English male elites were not merely inherited at birth but developed through everyday interactions with family, peers and guardians. Much of these conversations were conducted through correspondence....

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The power and status of English male elites were not merely inherited at birth but developed through everyday interactions with family, peers and guardians. Much of these conversations were conducted through correspondence. In this fascinating Sourcebook, Mark Rothery and Henry French present a unique collection of letters which together trace this construction of gender and social identities.

The Formation of Male Elite Identities in England, c.1660-1900:

• reveals the lifelong process of shaping and managing manliness via a range of social agents
• illustrates continuities and changes in the values associated with the landed gentry over the course of the period, and within the male lifecycle
• charts the process from school and university, through to experiences of travel, courtship, marriage and work
• provides a detailed Introduction to the letters, editorial guidance throughout, questions to stimulate discussion, and helpful suggestions for further reading.

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The first collection of previously unpublished personal letters and documents on the hot topic of masculinity
Ideal for students adopts a thematic approach and contains detailed introductions, guidance, questions to consider and suggestions for further reading to aid study
Offers a long view of the subject, exploring the construction of elite male identity from the early modern period through to the start of the twentieth century

Acknowledgements Preface
Biographies of Principal Correspondents
Introduction
Schooling
University
Travel
Courtship and Marriage
Working Life
Concluding Remarks
Appendix: The Landed Gentry Families and their Estates
Bibliography of Primary Sources
Index.

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MARK ROTHERY Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton, UK.
HENRY FRENCH Professor of Social History at the University of Exeter, UK.

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MARK ROTHERY Lecturer in History at the University of Northampton, UK.
HENRY FRENCH Professor of Social History at the University of Exeter, UK.

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