The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood

The Dreyfus Affair and the Crisis of French Manhood

by Christopher E. Forth


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ISBN-13: 9780801874338
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 02/06/2004
Series: The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science , #121
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Christopher E. Forth is the Howard Professor of Humanities & Western Civilization at the University of Kansas. He is the author of Zarathustra in Paris: The Nietzsche Vogue in France, 1891–1918 (2001) and Masculinity in the Modern West: Gender, Civilization and the Body (2008).

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Rachel G. Fuchs

"Numerous writers have begun to write about the 'crisis of masculinity,' and even more scholars have studied the Dreyfus Affair, but few have combined the two. Forth has provided an imaginative and important book that contributes to our understanding of the cultural and intellectual history of the fin de siècle."

Robert Nye

"This fascinating book will make it impossible to think of the Dreyfus Affair as simply a battle of ideas, parties, and institutions. Forth shows how both Dreyfusard and Anti-Dreyfusard discourses were saturated with a gendered body imagery that privileged forceful masculinity over the presumptive effeminacy of Jews, anti-militarists, and disembodied 'intellectuals.' Dreyfusards may have won some tactical political battles, but they surrendered the linguistic field to their enemies."

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