Ayers, Pat
August 2004
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Aug2004, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p153
Academic Journal
This essay traces the changes and continuities evident in the construction of masculinities in post-war Liverpool. In the decades after the Second World War, full employment and the restructuring of the local labor market had the potential to reshape personal and collective identities. However, the pre-war cultures associated with casualism persisted and were incorporated into class and gendered understandings of manhood. In exploring the construction of local masculinities, particular attention is paid to work and household as significant sites. The writer concludes that economic restructuring did nothing to challenge the power of men relative to women, in either the workplace or the home.


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