Restless Men

Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840

Authors: Downing, K.

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Robinson Crusoe's call to adventure and do-it-yourself settlement resonated with British explorers. In tracing the links in a discursive chain through which a particular male subjectivity was forged, Karen Downing reveals how such men took their tensions with them to Australia, so that the colonies never were a solution to restless men's anxieties.

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"Downing's text is very neatly situated in the historiography of masculinity ... [it] has made a valuable and engaging contribution to the literature on masculinities. Her scholarship is exceptional and her book deserves to be read by all who are interested in this field." - Australian Historical Studies


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Crusoe’s Chains

    Downing, Karen

    Pages 1-13

  • Confined by the Gout — Perceptions of Men’s Physical Health

    Downing, Karen

    Pages 14-32

  • The Ecstasies and Transports of the Soul — Emotional Journeys of Self-discovery

    Downing, Karen

    Pages 33-51

  • My Head Filled Early with Rambling Thoughts — Raising Boys and Making Men

    Downing, Karen

    Pages 52-70

  • Satisfied with Nothing but Going to Sea — Seafaring Lives and Island Hopes

    Downing, Karen

    Pages 71-88

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Hardcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-34894-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Restless Men
Book Subtitle
Masculinity and Robinson Crusoe, 1788-1840
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34895-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137348951
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34894-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
256
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