Gemeinschaft, Männlichkeit und Krieg: Militarismus in englischen Colleges und deutschen Studentenverbindungen am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkrieges

TitleGemeinschaft, Männlichkeit und Krieg: Militarismus in englischen Colleges und deutschen Studentenverbindungen am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkrieges
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsLevsen, Sonja
EditorJansen, Chrisian
Book TitleDer Bürger als Soldat: die Militarisierung europäischer Gesellschaften im langen 19. Jahrhundert: ein internationaler Vergleich
Pagination230-246
PublisherKlartext-Verlag
CityEssen
Abstract

What motivated male student to join the First World War as volunteers? In order to answer this question, German student associations --  using the example of the University of Tübingen -- and English college students - using the example of Cambridge University -  are examined in this book chapter in the edited volume  The Citizen as a Soldier: The Militarization of European Societies in the long 19th Century. An International Comparison. Between the turn of the century and the First World War, student associations and colleges were places of close communal life which produced a specific type of world view and masculinity.  For German and English students, their willingness to go to war was an important part of their male student identity, an element that has been imprinted in fraternities and colleges through student life practices. This comparative study highlights international similarities as well as specific differences between student militarism in Britain and Germany before World War I. The paper is based on the evaluation of student newspapers, minutes of debating clubs and corporation conventions, semester reports, commemorative publications and autobiographical documents.

URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/50917684_Gemeinschaft_Mannlichkeit_und_Krieg_Militarismus_in_englischen_Colleges_und_deutschen_Studentenverbindungen_am_Vorabend_des_Ersten_Weltkrieges
Translated TitleCommunity, Masculinity, and War: Militarism in English Colleges and German Student Fraternities on the Eve of World War I
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