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Anxious Masculinity in Early Modern England
     

Anxious Masculinity in Early Modern England

by Mark Breitenberg, Anne Barton (Editor), Stephen Orgel (Editor)
 

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Widespread preoccupation with cuckoldry in Renaissance drama demonstrates the importance of heterosexual masculine identity in the culture. Including Shakespeare, Montaigne, Bacon, Burton and Jane Anger, this text discusses jealousy and cuckoldry, heterosexual desire, the querelles des femmes debate, etc.

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Widespread preoccupation with cuckoldry in Renaissance drama demonstrates the importance of heterosexual masculine identity in the culture. Including Shakespeare, Montaigne, Bacon, Burton and Jane Anger, this text discusses jealousy and cuckoldry, heterosexual desire, the querelles des femmes debate, etc.

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"The book is deeply grounded in current approaches to gender and culture, and it contributes usefully to those discussions." B.E. Brandt, Choice

"In Anxious Masculinity Mark Breitenberg has done a superb job of elucidating and untangling numerous of the elements and contradictions of the early modern sex-gender system." Michael M. Holmes, Essays in Theatre

"In Anxious Masculinity Mark Breitenberg has done a superb job of elucidating and untangling numerous of the elements and contradictions of the early modern sex-gender system....The evr deepening comprehension of the ways in which early modern people worried about, debated, and acted upon inequality, validates Breitenberg's salutary sense of the human ability to contest norms and resist coercion." Michael M. Holmes,Essays in Theatre

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521481410
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #10
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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