Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity

By | November 18, 2017
Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity Author James Eli Adams
ISBN-10 0801482089
ISBN-13 9780801482083
Year 1995-11-30
Pages 264
Language English
Publisher Cornell University Press
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1996 While drawing on work in feminism queer theory and cultural history Dandies and Desert Saints challenges scholars to rethink simplistic notions of Victorian manhood James Eli Adams examines masculine identity in Victorian literature from Thomas Carlyle through Oscar Wilde analyzing authors who identify the age s ideal of manhood as the power of self discipline What distinguishes Adams s book from others in the recent explosion of interest in masculinity is his refusal to approach masculinity primarily in terms of patriarchy or phallogocentrism or within the binary of homosexualities and heterosexualities

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