Book Chapter

Introduction: A sailor’s progress?


This introduction introduces the chapters that follow, and draws out their major themes and their place in the historiography of masculinities. It explains how the chapters have been arranged, loosely, in chronological order to draw out the fine-grained detail of change across the long nineteenth century, and how this approach reveals the myriad ways in which states, maritime institutions and industries, and sailors themselves, deployed and debated, accommodated and adapted, rearticulated and reshaped the perceptions and practices of masculinities in a modernising world—and how that navigational work was never complete.

Attached files


Begiato, Joanne

Oxford Brookes departments

School of Education, Humanities and Languages


Year of publication: 2022
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-02-23

All rights reserved.

Related resources

This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Introduction: A sailor’s progress?
This RADAR resource is Part of Negotiating masculinities and modernity in the maritime world, 1815-1940 : A sailor’s progress? [ISBN: 9733030779450] / edited by Karen Downing, Johnathan Thayer and Joanne Begiato (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).


  • Owner: Joseph Ripp
  • Collection: Outputs
  • Version: 1 (show all)
  • Status: Live
  • Views (since Sept 2022): 451