Telling tales about men: Conceptions of conscientious objectors to military service during the First World War

Telling tales about men: Conceptions of conscientious objectors to military service during the First World War

by Lois S. Bibbings

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Telling tales about men: Conceptions of conscientious objectors to military service during the First World War by Lois S. Bibbings

Telling tales about men explores some of the ways in which conscientious objectors to compulsory military service were viewed and treated in England during the First World War. In doing so it considers these men's experiences, their beliefs, perceptions and actions.

This volume will be essential reading for scholars in the fields of the First World War, pacifism, militarism and gender. It is also aimed at those with a general interest in the Great War and the military as well as in peace movements and pacifism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719069239
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lois Bibbings is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Ethics and Medicine at the University of Bristol

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

List of illustrations

Introduction

Prologue

1. 'Despised and Rejected'

2. Of cowards, shirkers and 'unmen'

3. Deviance: degeneracy, decadence and criminality

4. The 'national danger'

5. Conscientious objectors

6. Patriots and heroes

Conclusion

Epilogue

Select bibliography

Index

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