The Independent Man: Citizenship and Gender Politics in Georgian England

TitleThe Independent Man: Citizenship and Gender Politics in Georgian England
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMcCormack, Matthew
Number of Pages222
PublisherManchester University Press
City, CountryManchester
Abstract

In this new study, Matthew McCormack establishes links between the histories of masculinity and politics, highlighting the centrality of 'manly' ideals in the political world and - conversely - the role of politics in the operation of gender ideology. In particular, The independent man explores how the shifting meanings of this key concept involved a debate about the nature of citizenship and who should be admitted to it. The familiar story of 'the Age of Reform' is told in an unfamiliar way, as the author applies insights from a wide range of disciplines in order to historicise our understandings of political entitlement and gender relations, and to offer a new narrative of citizenship in the history of modern Britain.

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