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Public Men

Masculinity and Politics in Modern Britain

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Public Men offers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain. By building upon new work on gender and political culture, these new case studies explore the gendering of the political domain and the masculinities of the men who have historically dominated it.


  • gender
  • political history
  • Political Parties
  • women
  • British Politics


'A vibrant collection revealing masculinity to be a vital and volatile variable in the formation of political identities and the public sphere. Matthew McCormack's commanding overview of the historiography of gender and politics tracks the vagaries of the 'Public Man' from the rough-and-ready world of Georgian elections to the celebrity culture of Blair's Britannia, pointing to important questions of chronology and interpretation for anyone interested in political culture and the history of masculinity.' - Helen Rogers, Liverpool John Moores University

About the authors

FRANCIS DODSWORTH Research Fellow in the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, The Open University, UK KIT GOOD PhD graduate and formerly Research Associate, University of Liverpool, UK CATRIONA KENNEDY Research Fellow at the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York, UK SHINO KONISHI Lecturer, Koori Centre, University of Sydney, Australia MATTHEW MCCORMACK Senior Lecturer in History, University of Northampton, UK MATTHEW ROBERTS Research Fellow in History, Sheffield Hallam University, UK LUCY ROBINSON Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex, UK RUTH CLAYTON WINDSCHEFFEL Julia Mann Junior Research Fellow in History, St Hilda's College, Oxford, UK

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Public Men

  • Book Subtitle: Masculinity and Politics in Modern Britain

  • Editors: C. Kennedy

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-230-00763-5Published: 09 January 2007

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 208

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