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Author McGaughey, Jane G. V., 1981-

Title Ulster's men : Protestant unionist masculinities and militarization in the north of Ireland, 1912-1923 / Jane G.V. McGaughey
Published Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Manly constructions -- Propaganda and paramilitaries -- Armed to the teeth: manliness in 1914 -- The glorious first of July: The 36th (Ulster) Division at the Somme -- Brothers in arms? -- Closing ranks -- Institutionalized dominance, 1921- 1923 -- Conclusion
Summary "From violence in the trenches, to the struggle for independence and the eventual partition of the country, Ireland's cultural history is indelibly marked by the shadow of the Great War. As the war raged on, the nine-county province of Ulster - refashioned in 1921 as the six counties of Northern Ireland - was flooded with images of masculine military heroism. Soldiers, veterans, and paramilitaries became the most visible and potent incarnation of manhood on the streets of Belfast and Derry. In Ulster's Men, Jane McGaughey provides an historical glimpse into the unionist ideals of manliness in Northern Ireland, delving into the power dynamics of political propaganda, military service, fraternal societies, and paramilitary violence. Drawing upon depictions of men found in war diaries, police reports, government documents, and the popular press, McGaughey presents unionist masculinities as far more than the monolithic stereotype of dour austerity and misplaced loyalty. An exploration of the history of gender representation through the mirror of Northern Ireland's tortuous past. Ulster's Men weaves together images of Edwardian heroism, imperial patriotism, the fellowship of men in uniform, and the chaotic hostilities of war."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-239) and index
Subject Masculinity -- Northern Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Men -- Northern Ireland -- Identity -- History -- 20th century
Paramilitary forces -- Northern Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Protestant men -- Northern Ireland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Unionism (Irish politics)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland -- Politics and government.
Northern Ireland -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773587403 (electronic bk.)
9780773587403 (electronic bk.)