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Author Damousi, Joy.

Title Gender and war : Australians at war in the twentieth century / edited by Joy Damousi and Marilyn Lake
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1995

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Description viii, 351 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Series Studies in Australian history
Studies in Australian history.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction: warfare, history and gender Marilyn Lake and Joy Damousi -- Part I. Femininities: 1. Heroines and heroes: sexual mythology in Australia 1914-1918 Carmel Shute -- 2. Day mothers and night sisters: World War I nurses and sexuality Katie Holmes -- 3. Female desires: the meaning of World War II Marilyn Lake -- 4. Lesbians and loose women: female sexuality and the women's services during World War II Ruth Ford -- 5. Consuming passions: romance and consumerism during World War II Lyn Finch -- 6. Remembering romance: memory, gender and World War II Kate Darian-Smith -- Part II. Masculinities: 7. A crisis of masculinity? Australian military manhood in the Great War Alistair Thomson -- 8. The gendered battlefield: sex and death in Gallipoli, Rose Lucas -- 9. The gendered figuring of the dysfunctional serviceman in the discourses of military psychiatry Joseph Pugliese -- 10. In a cloud of lust: black GIs and sex in World War II Kay Saunders -- 11. Return home: war, masculinity and repatriation Stephen Garton -- 12. Comrades-in-arms: World War II and male homosexuality in Australia Garry Wotherspoon -- 13. A bit of the other: touring Vietnam Robin Gerster -- Part III. Mobilisations: 14. 'All the passion of our womanhood': Margaret Thorp and the Battle of the Brisbane School of Arts Raymond Evans -- 15. Socialist women and gendered space: anti-conscription and anti-war campaigns 1914-1918 Joy Damousi -- 17. Feminists, food and the fair price: the cost-of-living demonstrations in Melbourne, August-September 1917 Judith Smart -- 18. 'Shut up, you bourgeois bitch': sexual identity and political action in the anti-Vietnam war movement Ann Curthoys -- Contributors -- Index
Summary War has been a key part of the Australian experience and central to many national mythologies. Yet more than most activities, war polarises femininity and masculinity. While there has been no shortage of military history, little has been written about Australia's military involvements from the perspective of gender. This exciting collection of essays explores for the first time the interrelationship of gender and war in Australia. Traditional images of Australians during wartime show the digger making history in battle while women play a supportive role as nurses or wives and mothers on the home front. Yet, as this book shows, war offers opportunities that erode gender boundaries. Women can be empowered economically, politically and sexually while the trauma of war can leave men emasculated. Gender and War focuses on women's and men's experiences in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. A team of leading writers addresses a range of subjects, including: female desire and sexuality in both world wars; women and the anti-conscription campaigns in World War I; gay men and lesbians in the military services; the crisis of masculinity during and after World War I and World War II and race and gender in World War I and Vietnam
Analysis Australia
Sex roles History
Australia
Sex roles History
Australia
History, 1901-1945
Sex role
Sex roles History
World War 1
World War 2
Notes CIP changed: formerly had different subject package
CIP confirmed
Index: p. 345-351
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Masculinity -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Men -- Sexual behavior -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Men -- Sexual behavior -- Australia.
Men -- Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Sex role.
Sex role -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women and war -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women and war -- Australia -- 20th century.
Women and war -- Australia.
Women -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women and war.
Women -- Sexual behavior -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Australia -- History.
Women -- Sexual behavior -- Australia.
Women -- Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Australia.
Gender Identity -- history
Sexual Behavior -- history.
Armed Conflicts -- history.
Women -- history.
Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Australia -- History, Military.
Australia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Author Damousi, Joy.
Lake, Marilyn.
LC no. 94040022
ISBN 0521451000
0521457106 (paperback)