Restless Men: Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788–1840

  • Karen Downing

About this book


Robinson Crusoe's call to adventure and do-it-yourself settlement resonated with British explorers. In tracing the links in a discursive chain through which a particular male subjectivity was forged, Karen Downing reveals how such men took their tensions with them to Australia, so that the colonies never were a solution to restless men's anxieties.


Australia Familie migration perception

Authors and affiliations

  • Karen Downing
    • 1
  1. 1.School of HistoryAustralian National UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46781-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34895-1
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