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The Resource Men of blood : violence, manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, Martin J. Wiener

Men of blood : violence, manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, Martin J. Wiener

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Men of blood : violence, manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England
Title
Men of blood
Title remainder
violence, manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England
Statement of responsibility
Martin J. Wiener
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Language
eng
Summary
This Book Examines far more thoroughly than ever before the treatment of serious violence by men against women in nineteenth-century England. During Victoria's reign the criminal law came to punish such violence more systematically and heavily, while propagating a new, more pacific ideal of manliness. Yet this apparently progressive legal development called forth strong resistance, not only from violent men themselves but from others who drew upon discourses of democracy, humanitarianism, and patriarchy to establish sympathy with "men of blood." In exploring this development and the contest it generated, Professor Wiener, author of several important works in British history, analyzes the cultural logic underlying shifting practices in nineteenth-century courts and Whitehall and locates competing cultural discourses in the everyday life of criminal justice. The tensions and dilemmas highlighted by this book are more than simply "Victorian" ones; to an important degree they remain with us. Consequently this work speaks not only to historians and to students of gender but also to criminologists and legal theorists
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DLC
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Wiener, Martin J
Dewey number
364.15/23/094209034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6535.G42
LC item number
E64 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Homicide
  • Violence in men
  • Women
  • Wife abuse
  • Sexism
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
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Men of blood : violence, manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, Martin J. Wiener
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violence and law, gender and law. -- When men killed men. -- Sexual violence. -- Homicidal women and homicidal men: a growing contrast. -- Bad wives: drunkenness and other provocations. -- Bad wives II: adultery and the unwritten law. -- Establishing intention: probing the mind of a wife killer. -- Conclusion: The new "reasonable man" and twentieth-century Britain
Control code
52090535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780521831987
Lccn
2003048566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Men of blood : violence, manliness and Criminal Justice in Victorian England, Martin J. Wiener
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violence and law, gender and law. -- When men killed men. -- Sexual violence. -- Homicidal women and homicidal men: a growing contrast. -- Bad wives: drunkenness and other provocations. -- Bad wives II: adultery and the unwritten law. -- Establishing intention: probing the mind of a wife killer. -- Conclusion: The new "reasonable man" and twentieth-century Britain
Control code
52090535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780521831987
Lccn
2003048566
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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