1st Edition

Men After War





ISBN 9781138952379
Published September 16, 2015 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This book is an innovative collection of original research which analyzes the many varieties of post-conflict masculinity. Exploring topics such as physical disability and psychological trauma, and masculinity and sexuality in relation to the "feminizing" contexts of wounding and desertion, this volume draws together leading academics in the fields of gender, history, literature, and disability studies, in an inter- and multi-disciplinary exploration of the conditions and circumstances that men face in the aftermath of war.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Men After War  Stephen McVeigh and Nicola Cooper  2. Continuing to Serve: Representations of the Elderly Veteran Soldier in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries  Caroline Nielsen  3. Veterans, Disability, and Society in the Early United States  Daniel Blackie  4. Confederate Defeat and the Construction of Lost Cause Nostalgia  David Anderson  5. Stoics: Creating Identities at St Dunstan’s 1914-20  Julie Anderson  6. Not Another Hero: The Eastern and Associated Telegraph Companies’ Creation of the Heroic Company Man  Wendy Gagen  7. Italian Disabled Veterans Between Experience and Representation  Martina Salvante  8. The Detective as Veteran: Recasting American Hard-Boiled Writing as a Literature of Traumatic War Experience  Sarah Trott  9. "A Fabulous Potency": Masculinity in Icelandic Occupation Literature  Daisy Neijmann  10. Trauma in Bosnia: European Film and the Peacekeeper’s Dilemma  Ian Roberts  11. Weapons of War: Masculinity and Sexual Violence in Pat Barker’s Double Vision  Sophie Smith

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Biography

Stephen McVeigh is Senior Lecturer in War and Society at Swansea University.

Nicola Cooper is Director of the Callaghan Centre for the Study of Conflict, Power and Empire at Swansea University.