Of 'Manly Valor' and 'German Honor': Nation, War and Masculinity in the Age of the Prussian Uprising against Napoleon

TitleOf 'Manly Valor' and 'German Honor': Nation, War and Masculinity in the Age of the Prussian Uprising against Napoleon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsHagemann, Karen
JournalCentral European History
Volume30
Issue2
Pagination187-220
Date Published06/1997
Abstract

Since the "outstanding significance of gender images within the discursive construction of national ideologies, the formation of national movements, and the mobilization of national preparedness for war has generally received little attention in the historiography on German nationalism," the author uses published popular literature of the time to take a closer look at the "association between nation, war, and masculinity." In the material, three motifs run through a new "patriotic valorous model of masculinity": the willingness and capacity to bear arms, anthropological grounding, and democratization. The aggressive potential of these motifs had long-term consequences in German history.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0008938900014023
Short TitleOf 'Manly Valor' and 'German Honor'
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