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A man's place: masculinity and the middle-class home in Victorian England

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Tosh (history, Univ. of North London) uses primary sources to explore the contradictions inherent in 19th-century British masculinity. Many tensions lay beneath the British male's well-known ... Read full review

Review: A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England

User Review  - Tristan Bridges - Goodreads

Tosh's analysis is a wonderful illustration of how the separation between "public" and "private" has always been more shorthand than reality. Tosh provides several case studies of Victorian households ... Read full review

Review: A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England

User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

Tosh synthesizes a large body of previous historical work on masculinity and domesticity in the Victorian period, bringing abstract concepts to life by adding “case-studies,” information on the lives ... Read full review

Review: A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

A fascinating piece, but one which too often reads like a history textbook. Tosh's book really investigates the role the home played in the lives of Victorian men, and provides a really helpful men's ... Read full review

Review: A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Too much passive voice, but otherwise informative and interesting. Maybe a little too large a project; easy to get lost in details. As I explained to a classmate, this book basically argues that "It's not the money; it's the stuff." Read full review