Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2009

240 Pages | 10 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719075346

Bookseller Code (06)


From Jack Tar to Union Jack

Representing naval manhood in the British Empire, 1870-1918

Mary A. Conley

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Focuses upon the changing representations of non-commissioned sailors within popular culture and the extent to which the navy informed social constructions of masculinity Shows how representations of the British Bluejacket in the late nineteenth century projected the strength of the empire through pageantry and spectacle Concentrates on the overlooked social and cultural history of the navy during this period and the status of the British Bluejacket in the popular imagination Indispensable for understanding gender formation in imperial Britain

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