Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition / Edition 288

Citizen-Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition / Edition 288

by Claire R. Snyder, R. Claire Snyder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847694445

ISBN-13: 9780847694440

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

What happens in a tradition that links citizenship with soldiering when women become citizens? Citizen Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of the citizen-soldier in historical context. Using a postmodern feminist lens, Snyder reveals that within the

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What happens in a tradition that links citizenship with soldiering when women become citizens? Citizen Soldiers and Manly Warriors: Military Service and Gender in the Civic Republican Tradition provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of the citizen-soldier in historical context. Using a postmodern feminist lens, Snyder reveals that within the citizen-soldier tradition, citizenship and masculinity are simultaneously constituted through engagement in civic and martial practices. Seeking to sever the connection between masculinity and citizenship, Snyder calls for women to make 'gender trouble' by engaging in the practices traditionally constitutive of masculine republican citizenship. However, in order to reconstitute the Citizen-Soldier tradition–the only tradition we have that holds the military up to democratic standards–we must not only 'trouble' but also reconfigure our understandings of gender and citizenship. Thus gender parity in the American military is not enough. We must also change the type of masculinity produced by the military, reintroduce the military to its civic purposes, expand the 'citizenship of civic practices' to include other non-martial forms of service, and give citizens a greater role in political decision making.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847694440
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,340,858
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.55(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
1Introduction1
2Machiavelli and the Citizenship of Civic Practices15
3"Jean-Jacques ... You Are a Genevan": Civic Festivals, Martial Practices, and the Production of Civic Identity45
4The Civic Rituals of the American Citizen-Soldier79
5Citizen-Soldiers, Blood Brothers, and the New Militias: Interrogating the Republican Discourse of the American Right107
6Troubling Armed Masculinity: Military Academies, Hazing Rituals, and the Reconstitution of the Citizen-Soldier137
Selected Bibliography169
Index175
About the Author183

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