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Men Of War

Author : Jessica Meyer
ISBN : 9780230305427
Genre : History
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Exploring how understandings of masculinity were constructed by British First World war servicemen through examination of their personal narratives, including letters home from the front and wartime diaries. This book presents a nuanced investigation of masculine identity in Britain during and after the First World War.

Texturen Des Krieges

Author : Galili Shahar
ISBN : 9783835327719
Genre : History
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Der Erste Weltkrieg hat das 20. Jahrhundert nachhaltig geformt und geprägt - und dabei auch den geografischen Raum, den wir heute als den Nahen Osten kennen, hervorgebracht. Die elementaren Beziehungen zwischen Grenzen, Nationen und Völkern wurden gelegt, einhergehend mit einer Neuordnung der Zentren und Peripherien. Die Beiträger des internationalen und interdisziplinären Bandes »Texturen des Krieges" beschäftigen sich mit literarischen, historischen und kulturellen Fragen im Kontext des Ersten Weltkriegs, um deren Bedeutung für den Bereich - oder die »Front" - des Schreibens herauszuarbeiten.

Bodies Sex And Desire From The Renaissance To The Present

Author : Kate Fisher
ISBN : 9780230354128
Genre : History
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An examination of how bodies and sexualities have been constructed, categorised, represented, diagnosed, experienced and subverted from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first century. It draws attention to continuities in thinking about bodies and sex: concept may have changed, but hey nevertheless draw on older ideas and language.

Morale And The Italian Army During The First World War

Author : Vanda Wilcox
ISBN : 9781316692462
Genre : History
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Italian performance in the First World War has been generally disparaged or ignored compared to that of the armies on the Western Front, and troop morale in particular has been seen as a major weakness of the Italian army. In this first book-length study of Italian morale in any language, Vanda Wilcox reassesses Italian policy and performance from the perspective both of the army as an institution and of the ordinary soldiers who found themselves fighting a brutally hard war. Wilcox analyses and contextualises Italy's notoriously hard military discipline along with leadership, training methods and logistics before considering the reactions of the troops and tracing the interactions between institutions and individuals. Restoring historical agency to soldiers often considered passive and indifferent, Wilcox illustrates how and why Italians complied, endured or resisted the army's demands through balancing their civilian and military identities.

Family Men

Author : Laura King
ISBN : 9780199674909
Genre : History
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An academic study of fathers and families in the period from the First World War to the end of the 1950s, suggesting that though the roles and responsibilities fulfilled by men did not shift rapidly, their relationships, position in the family, and identities underwent significant changes.

Evidence History And The Great War

Author : Gail Braybon
ISBN : 1571818014
Genre : History
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In the English-speaking world the Great War maintains a tenacious grip on the public imagination, and also continues to draw historians to an event which has been interpreted variously as a symbol of modernity, the midwife to the twentieth century and an agent of social change. Although much 'common knowledge' about the war and its aftermath has included myth, simplification and generalisation, this has often been accepted uncritically by popular and academic writers alike. While Britain may have suffered a surfeit of war books, many telling much the same story, there is far less written about the impact of the Great War in other combatant nations. Its history was long suppressed in both fascist Italy and the communist Soviet Union: only recently have historians of Russia begun to examine a conflict which killed, maimed and displaced so many millions. Even in France and Germany the experience of 1914-18 has often been overshadowed by the Second World War. The war's social history is now ripe for reassessment and revision. The essays in this volume incorporate a European perspective, engage with the historiography of the war, and consider how the primary textural, oral and pictorial evidence has been used - or abused. Subjects include the politics of shellshock, the impact of war on women, the plight of refugees, food distribution in Berlin and portrait photography, all of which illuminate key debates in war history.

Men And Manliness On The Frontier

Author : R. Hogg
ISBN : 9781137284259
Genre : History
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In mid-nineteenth-century Britain, there existed a dominant discourse on what it meant to be a man –denoted by the term 'manliness'. Based on the sociological work of R.W. Connell and others who argue that gender is performative, Robert Hogg asks how British men performed manliness on the colonial frontiers of Queensland and British Columbia.

Queer 1950s

Author : H. Bauer
ISBN : 9781137264718
Genre : History
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Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.

Gender And The First World War

Author : Christa Hämmerle
ISBN : 9781137302205
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The First World War cannot be sufficiently documented and understood without considering the analytical category of gender. This exciting volume examines key issues in this area, including the 'home front' and battlefront, violence, pacifism, citizenship and emphasizes the relevance of gender within the expanding field of First World War Studies.

Gender Race And Family In Nineteenth Century America

Author : Rebecca Fraser
ISBN : 9781137291851
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Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.

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