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Lisbon revisited: urban masculinities in twentieth-century Portuguese fiction

Atkin, Rhian 2014. Lisbon revisited: urban masculinities in twentieth-century Portuguese fiction. Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Culture, vol. 10. Modern Humanities Research Association / Routledge. 10.4324/9781315091747

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Abstract

Twentieth-century Portugal saw dramatic political and social change. The monarchy was abolished, and a republic installed (1910), soon giving way to a long-lasting dictatorship (1926); a transition to democracy (1974) led to membership of the European Union (1986). But what do we know of how people lived during these periods? And how did men, in particular, respond to the changes taking place in society? In this illuminating and broad-ranging study, Rhian Atkin uses as case studies the work of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), Luis de Sttau Monteiro (1926-93) and Jose Saramago (1922-2010) in order to examine the relationship between socio-political change and the construction and performance of masculinities in the urban environment of Lisbon over the course of the last century.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
Publisher: Modern Humanities Research Association / Routledge
ISBN: 9781909662438
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 11:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/61920

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