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Queer DickensErotics, Families, Masculinities$
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Holly Furneaux

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566099

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.001.0001

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Reconfiguring the Domestic: Bachelor Dads

Reconfiguring the Domestic: Bachelor Dads

(p.22) 1 Reconfiguring the Domestic: Bachelor Dads
Queer Dickens

Holly Furneaux (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines Dickens's fascination with families bonded neither by blood nor marriage. It focuses on bachelor adoptions to discuss some neglected aspects of masculinity, the desire not to reproduce but to nurture.

Keywords:   families, bachelor adoptions, masculinity, reproduction, nurturing

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