Intimate History of the Front: Masculinity, Sexuality, and German Soldiers in the First World War
By: Jason Crouthamel (author)Hardback
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This eye-opening study gives a nuanced, provocative account of how German soldiers in the Great War experienced and enacted masculinity. Drawing on an array of relevant narratives and media, it explores the ways that both heterosexual and homosexual soldiers expressed emotion, understood romantic ideals, and approached intimacy and sexuality.
Jason Crouthamel is an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University, USA. He is also the author of The Great War and German Memory: Society, Politics and Psychological Trauma, 1914-1945.
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Ideal Man Goes to War 2. Masculinity in Crisis: Sexual Crime, Dislocation and Deprivation 3. 'Don't Think I'm Soft': The Masculine Image Presented to the Home Front in Soldiers' Letters 4. 'I Wish I Were a Girl!': Escaping the Masculine Ideal in Front Newspapers 5. 'We Need Real Men': The Impact of the Front Experience on Homosexual Front Soldiers 6. Coming Home: Postwar Sexual Chaos, Disillusionment, and Battles over Masculinity Conclusion Bibliography
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