Making the Australian Male: Middle-class masculinity 1870–1920 by Martin Crotty

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September 2001, no. 234

Making the Australian Male: Middle-class masculinity 1870–1920 by Martin Crotty

Melbourne University Publishing, $34.95 pb, 301 pp

Making the Australian Male: Middle-class masculinity 1870–1920 by Martin Crotty

by
September 2001, no. 234

Masculinity isn’t what it used to be. To begin with, it has gone forth and multiplied to become masculinities, for it is a requirement of a pluralist culture that diversity not only be acknowledged but cultivated. What has happened, of course, is that as women’s history has given way to gender studies, masculinity, which was formerly taken for granted as part of the dominant culture, is being put under the microscope.

John Rickard reviews 'Making the Australian Male: Middle-class masculinity 1870–1920' by Martin Crotty

Making the Australian Male: Middle-class masculinity 1870–1920

by Martin Crotty

Melbourne University Publishing, $34.95 pb, 301 pp

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