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Gender and War

Gender and War
Australians at War in the Twentieth Century

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Part of Studies in Australian History

Marilyn Lake, Joy Damousi, Carmel Shute, Katie Holmes, Ruth Ford, Lyn Finch, Kate Darian-Smith, Alistair Thomson, Rose Lucas, Joseph Pugliese, Kay Saunders, Stephen Garton, Garry Wotherspoon, Robin Gerster, Raymond Evans, Judith Smart, Adrian Howe, Ann Curthoys
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  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521457101

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  • War has been a key part of the Australian experience and central to many national mythologies. Yet more than most activities, war polarises femininity and masculinity. This exciting collection of essays explores the inter-relationship of gender and war in Australia for the first time. Traditional images of Australians during wartime show the 'digger' making history in battle, while women play a supportive role as nurses, or wives and mothers on the home front. Yet as this book shows, war offers opportunities that erode gender boundaries. Women may be empowered economically, politically and sexually, while the trauma of war can leave men emasculated. First published in 1995, Gender and War focuses on women's and men's experiences in WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War. This interdisciplinary collection addresses a wide range of subjects, and promises to change the way we think about women, men and war in the twentieth century.

    • Comprehensive - covers WWI, WWII and Vietnam wars
    • Authors are well known and leaders in their fields
    • Looks systematically at the impact of war on gender relations in Australia
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    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521457101
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: warfare, history and gender Marilyn Lake and Joy Damousi
    Part I. Femininities:
    1. Heroines and heroes: sexual mythology in Australia 1914–1918 Carmel Shute
    2. Day mothers and night sisters: World War I nurses and sexuality Katie Holmes
    3. Female desires: the meaning of World War II Marilyn Lake
    4. Lesbians and loose women: female sexuality and the women's services during World War II Ruth Ford
    5. Consuming passions: romance and consumerism during World War II Lyn Finch
    6. Remembering romance: memory, gender and World War II Kate Darian-Smith
    Part II. Masculinities:
    7. A crisis of masculinity? Australian military manhood in the Great War Alistair Thomson
    8. The gendered battlefield: sex and death in Gallipoli Rose Lucas
    9. The gendered figuring of the dysfunctional serviceman in the discourses of military psychiatry Joseph Pugliese
    10. In a cloud of lust: black GIs and sex in World War II Kay Saunders
    11. Return home: war, masculinity and repatriation Stephen Garton
    12. Comrades-in-arms: World War II and male homosexuality in Australia Garry Wotherspoon
    13. A bit of the other: touring Vietnam Robin Gerster
    Part III. Mobilisations:
    14. 'All the passion of our womanhood': Margaret Thorp and the Battle of the Brisbane School of Arts Raymond Evans
    15. Socialist women and gendered space: anti-conscription and anti-war campaigns 1914–1918 Joy Damousi
    17. Feminists, food and the fair price: the cost-of-living demonstrations in Melbourne, August–September 1917 Judith Smart
    18. 'Shut up, you bourgeois bitch': sexual identity and political action in the anti-Vietnam war movement Ann Curthoys
    Contributors
    Index.

  • Editors

    Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne

    Marilyn Lake, La Trobe University, Victoria

    Contributors

    Marilyn Lake, Joy Damousi, Carmel Shute, Katie Holmes, Ruth Ford, Lyn Finch, Kate Darian-Smith, Alistair Thomson, Rose Lucas, Joseph Pugliese, Kay Saunders, Stephen Garton, Garry Wotherspoon, Robin Gerster, Raymond Evans, Judith Smart, Adrian Howe, Ann Curthoys

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