German Comrades - Slavic Whores: Gender Images in the German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War

TitleGerman Comrades - Slavic Whores: Gender Images in the German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsNelson, Robert L.
EditorHagemann, Karen, and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum
Book TitleHome/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany
Pagination69-86
PublisherBerg
CityOxford and New York
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In the book chapter  "German Comrades--Slavic Whores: Gender Images in the German Soldier Newspapers of the First World War" of the edited volume Home/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany, the author Robert Nelson discusses the importance of gendered stereotypes in soldier's newspapers published during the Second World War. The authors shows that the propaganda in this newspapers is based on several dichotomic,  gendered constructs like friend/enemy,  masculine/feminine, strong/weak and at the same time emphasized national superiority  by constructing  a national and racial other. Such gendered images of the "enemy other "were  developed for men/masculinity and women/femininity.  In addition, constructions of racial differences played an important role. The Slavic nations were targeted with more overt and virulent racist and sexist imagery for both men and women.

URLhttps://www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com/encyclopedia?docid=b-9781350048379
Original PublicationHeimat-Front: Militär und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Zeitalter der Weltkriege
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U21.75 .H45 2002