Affect and the history of women, gender and masculinity

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dc.contributor.author O'Donnell, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-27T13:48:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-27T13:48:56Z
dc.date.copyright This edition 2009 Irish Academic Press. Copyright individual chapters with authors en
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.isbn 0716529637
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2447
dc.description.abstract This article begins with looking at the disciplines of literary studies and history to discuss how they are distinct yet share a certain overlapping ground. Literary studies’ focus on the subject matter of affect and historians’ focus on verifying facts are rudimentary distinctions between the fields but despite the differences in method and perspective between these disciplines, the boundaries of feminist history and feminist literary studies have intersected to create a shared territory for the field of the history of women, in which the examination of affect is a crucial focus. Romantic passion between women still remains a problematic topic for women’s history but is a fertile area of study in gender history. The article looks at the relatively recent academic endeavour of historicising masculinity, and on the new work, which focuses on understanding the expression and status of emotion in male bonding. The argument is made that these historians of masculinity follow in the footsteps of feminist historical studies of affect and feminist gender history. The essay closes with thought on how this focus on historicising affect, specifically love, commitment, friendship and desire for intimacy has reverberations in contemporary society. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Academic Press en
dc.relation.ispartof Maryann Valiulis (ed.). Gender and Power in Irish History en
dc.subject Literary studies en
dc.subject Affect en
dc.subject Feminist history writing en
dc.subject Gender history en
dc.subject Masculinity en
dc.subject.lcsh Literature--Research en
dc.subject.lcsh History en
dc.subject.lcsh Feminist criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Masculinity en
dc.subject.lcsh Gender identity--History en
dc.title Affect and the history of women, gender and masculinity en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Donnell|Katherine|aut| en
dc.description.admin Publisher version - http://www.irishacademicireland.com/acatalog/info_9780716529620.html. DG 23/07/10 ti,ke.kpw26/8/10 en


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