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Masculinity as Governance: police, public service and the embodiment of authority, c. 1700-1850

Dodsworth, Francis (2007). Masculinity as Governance: police, public service and the embodiment of authority, c. 1700-1850. In: McCormack, Matthew ed. Public men: political masculinities in modern Britain. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 33–53.

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About the book: Public Men offers an introduction to an exciting new field: the history of masculinities in the political domain and will be essential reading for students and specialists alike with interests in gender or political culture. 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. As such, Public Men is a major contribution to our understanding of the history of Britain between the Eighteenth and the Twentieth centuries.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-230-00763-5, 978-0-230-00763-5
Extra Information: This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Public Men edited by Matthew McCormack which can be purchased from
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 6925
Depositing User: Francis Dodsworth
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 18:18
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