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 knight/warrior/soldier is an ideal that has had a lasting impact on the male repertoire of action in various epochs of the history of the Occident and established the attitude of militancy as a distinctly masculine habitus. The Great War-the first industrialized war in history involving the amalgamation of man and machine-produces different concepts of military masculinity that can only be understood in their historical context. This study offers a first comparison of German and Austrian military masculinity in the focus of masculinity research. Within the framework of the comparative approach, both the complex construction processes of military masculinities - in each context linked to national or ethnic discourses and traditions - and attempts at deconstruction are traced. The subject of the comprehensive analysis are the various configurations of the male-military habitus in numerous textual and visual artistic contributions from Germany and Austria in the environment of the Great War. The author Monika Szczepaniak is a professor of literature and cultural studies at the Institute of German Studies at 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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