Genders and Sexualities in History

Men of War

Masculinity and the First World War in Britain

Authors: Daws, Jessica

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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.

About the authors

JESSICA MEYER holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Cambridge, UK. She has published articles on subjects including shell-shock, the wives of disabled ex-servicemen and popular literature and the First World War. She is currently researching the history of the wedding in Britain and America.

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'Powerful...well-argued and full of fascinating detail. [Men of War] will appeal to everyone who is interested in understanding better the most traumatic four years in Britain's modern national story. We need studies as fine as this.'

- Anthony Fletcher, History Today

'Jessica Meyer has written a strong study that combines readability with attention to detail and finds convincing conclusions while acknowledging wide variations in experiences.' - Stuart Halifax, H-Soz-u-Kult


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Meyer, Jessica

    Pages 1-13

  • Writing Home: Men’s Letters from the Front

    Meyer, Jessica

    Pages 14-46

  • Wartime Diaries

    Meyer, Jessica

    Pages 47-73

  • Remembering the Heroic Dead: Letters of Condolence

    Meyer, Jessica

    Pages 74-96

  • ‘Fit only for Light Work’: Disabled Ex-servicemen and the Struggle for a Domestic Masculinity

    Meyer, Jessica

    Pages 97-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Men of War
Book Subtitle
Masculinity and the First World War in Britain
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30542-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-30542-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22201-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-30232-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 216
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