The mighty Scot : nation, gender, and the nineteenth-century mystique of Scottish masculinity / Maureen M. Martin.
By: Martin, Maureen M.Material type: TextSeries: SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century: Publisher: Albany : SUNY Press, c2009Description: xiii, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0791476634 (alk. paper); 9780791476635 (alk. paper); 0791476642 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780791476642 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): National characteristics, Scottish -- History -- 19th century | National characteristics, Scottish, in literature | Group identity -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Gender identity in literature | Symbolism -- Scotland | Scotland -- In literatureDDC classification: 941.1 Other classification: 18.05
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-198) and index.
The Jacobite, the marriage plot, and the end of Scottish history -- Stags and sassenachs : stalking manhood in the Highland deer forest -- The lad with the silver button : Kidnapped and the dilemma of Lowland manhood -- Crimes of authorship : The master of Ballantrae and the telling of the national tale -- "Into the hands of women" : The wizard's son, the Glasgow style, and the return of the feminine.
"Turning a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland, The Mighty Scot examines influential representations of Scottishness in literature, art, and hunting memoirs, and explores how Scotland came to be seen as a wellspring of fierce primal masculinity. Maureen M. Martin analyzes portrayals of Scottish masculinity over the course of the nineteenth century and looks at how the mystique of Scottish masculinity arose, the role it played in conceptions of English national identity, and its impact on Scots' attempts to construct a national identity of their own. This engaging book argues that the intricately woven concerns of nationality and masculinity are at the heart of the problematic meanings of Scotland, England, and manliness in nineteenth-century Britain."--Jacket.