The Resource Gender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800, Anthony Fletcher

Gender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800, Anthony Fletcher

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Gender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800
Title
Gender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Fletcher
Title variation
Gender, sex & subordination in England, 1500-1800
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Men and women in early modern England lived their lives within a social and gender framework inherited from biblical times. Patriarchy - the social and cultural dominance of the male - has long been a fundamental feature of western civilisation, yet has only recently begun to be systematically investigated by historians. This book is the first attempt to provide a rounded portrait of its workings over a long stretch of the English past
  • Fletcher's account draws from a vast range of sources - literary, medical, religious and historical - to investigate the mechanisms through which men and women interpreted and understood their social worlds. He explores the early modern view of the body, of sexual desire and appetites, and of gender difference. He looks at the nature of marital relationships, and shows how subordination was implemented and consolidated through church, school, home and community. And he exposes patriarchy's tragic consequences: smothered opportunity, crushed sexuality, and a pall across many women's lives
  • Yet, over these three centuries, the conventional foundations of male superiority came under acute pressure. Fletcher reveals the depth of male anxiety in the face of women's volatility, verbal assertiveness and alleged vibrant sexuality, and shows how the gender system began to be transformed as men sought to detach it from its biblical foundations and inculcate gender identities on something like their modern ideological basis. This revolution in the entire premise upon which gender was grounded is fundamental to an understanding of the structure of English society today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fletcher, Anthony
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.E5
LC item number
F54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sex role
  • Patriarchy
  • Patriarchy
  • Patriarchy
  • Sex role in literature
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Patriarcat (Sociologie)
  • Patriarcat (Sociologie)
  • Rôle selon le sexe dans la littérature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Patriarchy
  • Sex role
  • Social conditions
  • Sekserol
  • Patriarchaat (sociologie)
  • Życie seksualne
  • Kobieta
  • Małżeństwo
  • Mężczyzna
  • England
  • England
  • Angleterre
  • Angleterre
  • England
Label
Gender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800, Anthony Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Before the Gendered Body. 1. Prologue: Men's Dilemmas. 2. Functional Anatomies. 3. Fungible Fluids, Heat and Concoction. 4. The Weaker Vessel. 5. Effeminacy and Manhood -- pt. II. The Working of Patriarchy. 6. Prologue: Prescription and Honour Codes. 7. The Gentry and Honour. 8. Husbands and Wives: Case Studies. 9. Living Together. 10. Marital Violence. 11. Household Order. 12. Men's Work, Women's Work. 13. Beyond the Household -- pt. III. Towards Modern Gender. 14. Prologue: New Thinking, New Knowledge. 15. Educating Boys. 16. The Construction of Masculinity. 17. Women and Religion. 18. Educating Girls. 19. The Construction of Femininity. 20. Gender, Patriarchy and Early Modern Society
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 442 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300076509
Lccn
95021565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32589244
  • (OCoLC)ocm32589244
Label
Gender, sex, and subordination in England, 1500-1800, Anthony Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Before the Gendered Body. 1. Prologue: Men's Dilemmas. 2. Functional Anatomies. 3. Fungible Fluids, Heat and Concoction. 4. The Weaker Vessel. 5. Effeminacy and Manhood -- pt. II. The Working of Patriarchy. 6. Prologue: Prescription and Honour Codes. 7. The Gentry and Honour. 8. Husbands and Wives: Case Studies. 9. Living Together. 10. Marital Violence. 11. Household Order. 12. Men's Work, Women's Work. 13. Beyond the Household -- pt. III. Towards Modern Gender. 14. Prologue: New Thinking, New Knowledge. 15. Educating Boys. 16. The Construction of Masculinity. 17. Women and Religion. 18. Educating Girls. 19. The Construction of Femininity. 20. Gender, Patriarchy and Early Modern Society
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 442 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300076509
Lccn
95021565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32589244
  • (OCoLC)ocm32589244

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