Home/Front: The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth Century Germany

Home/Front: The Military, War and Gender in Twentieth Century Germany

by Karen Hagemann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 185973670X

ISBN-13: 9781859736708

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

We are all acutely aware of the devastation and upheaval that result from war. Less obvious is the extent to which the military and war impact on the gender order. This book is the first to fully explore the military, war and gender in twentieth-century Germany. Topics covered include military manliness, gendered images as shaped by war, the participation of women and

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We are all acutely aware of the devastation and upheaval that result from war. Less obvious is the extent to which the military and war impact on the gender order. This book is the first to fully explore the military, war and gender in twentieth-century Germany. Topics covered include military manliness, gendered images as shaped by war, the participation of women and men in the creation of wars, military trials of sexual crimes, the role of memory, and the reconstruction of gender relations in the postwar periods.The book focuses on the period before, during and after the two World Wars, closely linked ‘total wars' that mobilized both the ‘front' and the ‘home-front' and increasingly blurred the boundaries between them. Drawing on sources ranging from forces newspapers to German pilot literature, police reports on women's food riots and oral history interviews with soldiers' wives, the richly documented case studies of Home-Front add the long-overdue gender dimension to the cultural and historical debates that surround these two great military conflicts.

Author Biography: Karen Hagemann is Senior Lecturer, Technische Universität, Berlin and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum is Director, Research Institute for the History of the Jews, Hamburg.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859736708
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

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