Masculinities in politics and war: gendering modern history

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Manchester University Press, 2004 - History - 325 pages
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In this collection, a group of historians explores the role of masculinity in the modern history of politics and war. Building on three decades of research in women's and gender history, the book opens up new avenues in the history of masculinity. The essays by social, political and cultural historians therefore map masculinity's part in making revolution, waging war, building nations, and constructing welfare states. Although the masculinity of modern politics and war is now generally acknowledged, few studies have traced the emergence and development of politics and war as masculine domains in the way this book does. Covering the period from the American Revolution to the Second World War and ranging over five continents, the essays in this book bring to light the many "masculinities" that shaped--and were shaped by--political and military modernity.

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Stefan Dudink is Assistant Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies at the Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, Nijmegen University, The Netherlands.

Karen Hagemann is Associate Professor in German and European History at the Technical University of Berlin.

John Tosh is Professor of History, University of Surrey, Roehampton.