This book examines three specific fictional texts as case studies for an exploration of the ways in which masculinities are conceived of and performed in urban Portuguese society over the twentieth century. It interrogates the relationships between masculinities and socio-political change in Lisbon.
Introduction 1. Masculine Subjectivities in the Modern City 2. Masculinities in the Streets 3. Masculinities and Consumer Society 4. Men at Home, Men at Work 5. Conclusion