Masculinity and Nationhood, 1830–1910

Constructions of Identity and Citizenship in Belgium

  • Josephine Hoegaerts

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History Series book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Three Anthems, a Flag and a Tenor: Introduction

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      Pages 1-17
  3. Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-23
    2. Josephine Hoegaerts
      Pages 25-58
    3. Josephine Hoegaerts
      Pages 59-89
  4. Sounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-94
    2. Josephine Hoegaerts
      Pages 95-122
    3. Josephine Hoegaerts
      Pages 123-154
    4. Josephine Hoegaerts
      Pages 155-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 172-242

About this book


A history of what it meant to be a man, and a citizen of an emerging nation throughout the nineteenth century. This book not only relates how Belgians were taught how to move and fight, but also how they spoke and sang to express masculinity and patriotism.


Masculinity Gender History Belgium Nineteenth Century Citizenship Nation Patriotism Primary School Barracks Army Parliament Maneuver Voice Singing gender history nation

Authors and affiliations

  • Josephine Hoegaerts
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48317-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39201-5
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