Militärische Männlichkeiten in Deutschland und Österreich im Umfeld des Großen Krieges: Konstruktionen und Dekonstruktionen

TitleMilitärische Männlichkeiten in Deutschland und Österreich im Umfeld des Großen Krieges: Konstruktionen und Dekonstruktionen
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSzczepaniak, Monika
Number of Pages274
PublisherKönigshausen & Neumann
CityWürzburg
Abstract

"The man" as the fighting sex, as a knigh, warrior, or soldier is notion that had a lasting impact on the male thinking and action in different time periods  in the history of the occident and defined the duty and ability to defend the fatherland as a pecific male characteristic. The First World  War - the first industrialized war in history -  resulted, so the thesis of the auhtor, in an "amalgamation" of man and machine and as a result produced new and competing  concepts of military masculinity that can only be understood in a historical context. This study offers a first comparison of German and Austrian military masculinity. Both the complex construction processes of military masculinity, which were linked to national or ethnic discourses and traditions, as well as attempts at deconstruction are studied. The comprehensive analysis studies numerous textual and visual artistic contributions from Germany and Austria in the context of the First World War. The author Monika Szczepaniak is a professor of literature and cultural studies at the Institute for German Studies at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

Translated TitleMilitary Masculinities in Germany and Austria in the Context of the Great War: Constructions and Deconstructions
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