One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military during World War II / Edition 2

One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military during World War II / Edition 2

by Paul Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0773537147

ISBN-13: 9780773537149

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press


Using a wide array of sources - including long-closed court martial records, psychiatric and personnel files, unit war diaries, films, and oral histories - Paul Jackson relates the struggle of queer servicemen of all ranks and branches of the Canadian military to fit in to avoid losing their careers and reputations. He argues that even though homosexual men were…  See more details below

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Using a wide array of sources - including long-closed court martial records, psychiatric and personnel files, unit war diaries, films, and oral histories - Paul Jackson relates the struggle of queer servicemen of all ranks and branches of the Canadian military to fit in to avoid losing their careers and reputations. He argues that even though homosexual men were often accepted and popular within their units, if they were accused of homosexual behaviour, they were subjected to psychiatric assessments, courts-martial proceedings, prison terms, and dishonourable discharges. An influential and eye-opening study, the author has updated this critically acclaimed work with a new preface that considers depictions of soldiers serving in the war in Afghanistan and the continued silence about homosexual servicemen and women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773537149
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
900,640
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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