Subjective Experience and Military Masculinity at the Beginning of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688-1714

TitleSubjective Experience and Military Masculinity at the Beginning of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688-1714
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsOwen, Brittan
JournalJournal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Volume40
Issue2
Start Page273
Pagination273 - 290
Date Published06/2017
Abstract

At the turn of the eighteenth century, the British military had a reputation for being particularly untrustworthy, licentious, immoral and drunk. Using autobiographical sources and focusing on subjective experience in relation to normative expectations, this article questions such stereotypes by looking at four men in the middle ranks of the army officer corps. The attempt of these four officers to understand, perform and negotiate competing norms illustrates the tension that often existed between the expectations of a variety of masculine discourses.

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1754-0208.12462
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