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Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History

Lynn Abrams and Elizabeth L. Ewan


What did it mean to be a man in Scotland over the past nine centuries? Scotland, with its stereotypes of the kilted warrior and the industrial ‘hard man’, has long been characterised in masculine terms, but there has been little historical exploration of masculinity in a wider context. This interdisciplinary collection examines a diverse range of the multiple and changing forms of masculinities from the late eleventh to the late twentieth century, exploring the ways in which Scottish society through the ages defined expectations for men and their behaviour. How men reacted to those expectation ... More

Keywords: Scotland, masculinity, gender, Scottish society, history, gender expectations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474403894
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403894.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn Abrams, editor
University of Glasgow

Elizabeth L. Ewan, editor
University of Guelph, Ontario

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Part I Models

Part II Representations

Part III Lived Experiences

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