Surveying the history of Russia from the romantic liaisons of Peter
the Great to the birth of the Russian 'queen', this collection of
essays presents recent research from the new field of Russian
masculinity studies. Peasant patriarchs, aristocratic dandies,
anxious young bureaucrats, workers in search of father-figures,
heroic warriors, promiscuous bathhouse attendants and vodka-soaked
athletic stars populate this volume. Its essays take as a starting
point the notion that masculinity, like femininity, has a history.
The authors extend the agenda of masculinity studies by moving
beyond a mere chronicling of prescriptions for proper manhood.
Instead they emphasize the ways in which expectations of manliness
intersected with broader historical developments, such as the
process of urbanization, the formation of national identities, the
growth of bureaucracy, and changing definitions of emotional and
physical intimacy. This book is essential reading for students and
scholars of gender theory and Russian history alike.
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Barbara Evans Clements
• Rebecca Friedman
• Dan Healey
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