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Genders and Sexualities in History

Men, Masculinities and Religious Change in Twentieth-Century Britain

Editors: Delap, L., Morgan, S. (Eds.)

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Charting the growing religious pluralism of British society, this book investigates the diverse formations of masculinity within and across specific religions, regions and immigrant communities. Contributors look beyond conventional realms of worship to examine men's diverse religious cultures in a variety of contexts.

About the authors

Sean Brady Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Callum G. Brown, University of Glasgow, UK Amanullah De Sondy, University of Miami, USA Alison Falby, Anglican Diocese of Toronto, Canada Alana Harris, University of Oxford, UK Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England, UK Timothy W. Jones, University of Glamorgan, UK and La Trobe University, Australia Sumita Mukherjee, University of Glasgow, UK Susan L. Tananbaum, Bowdoin College, USA

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“Masculinity and religious change in the twentieth-century United Kingdom is the topic of this collection of essays, edited by the historians Lucy Delap and Sue Morgan and presenting the results of a conference held in 2012. … the book is very readable and gives an interesting insight into the cultural, political and social developments in an increasingly multicultural British society.” (Yvonne Maria Werner, Theology and Sexuality, Vol. 21 (1), 2015)

"An engaging and thought-provoking account of the dynamic relationships between a range of faith - and no faith - traditions and diverse and internally complex articulations of masculinity. Focusing on 'religion' broadly conceived - from belief to institutional affiliation and beyond - and employing a variety of approaches and methodologies, this is crucial reading for anyone interested in the history of masculinity or of religion and secularization in modern Britain." - Professor Joy Dixon, University of British Columbia, Canada

'This is a ground-breaking collection. Masculinity and religiosity provide fascinating vantage points from which to view the assumptions and established narratives and chronologies of recent British history. The authors throw new questions into the mix. If spirituality was increasingly upheld by women and religious identities became feminised in the twentieth century, how should we understand men's investments in religion? How does attention to spirituality change our ideas about masculinity, the supposed shift from the heroic manliness of the Edwardian adventurer, to the mid-century domesticity of the 'little man' and more psychological ideas of the self? Men, Masculinities and Religious Change shows the century in a different light, demonstrating the persistence of traditional modes of piety and ideals of manly conduct while revealing the variety of religious affiliations and identities, in the process revealing the complex shapes of modernity in Britain.' - Professor Michael Roper, University of Essex, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Men, Masculinities and Religious Change in Post-Christian Britain

    Delap, Lucy (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Buddhist Psychologies and Masculinity in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

    Falby, Alison

    Pages 30-53

  • ‘The People of God Dressed for Dinner and Dancing’? English Catholic Masculinity, Religious Sociability and the Catenian Association

    Harris, Alana

    Pages 54-89

  • ‘To Their Credit as Jews and Englishmen’: Services for Youth and the Shaping of Jewish Masculinity in Britain, 1890s–1930s

    Tananbaum, Susan L.

    Pages 90-118

  • ‘Be Strong and Play the Man’: Anglican Masculinities in the Twentieth Century

    Delap, Lucy

    Pages 119-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Men, Masculinities and Religious Change in Twentieth-Century Britain
Editors
  • L. Delap
  • S. Morgan
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28175-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137281753
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28174-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44828-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 348
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