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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Tom
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-15T14:16:53Z
dc.date.available2020-12-15T14:16:53Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/44015
dc.description.abstractWithout question, the East German National People’s Army was a profoundly masculine institution, not simply in terms of its overwhelmingly male makeup but in the traditional ideals of stoicism, sacrifice, and physical courage that it sought to exemplify. Nonetheless, as this innovative study of the army’s cultural representations demonstrates, depictions of the military in East German film and literature were far more nuanced and ambivalent. Departing from past studies that have found in such depictions an unchanging, idealized masculinity, Representing the East German Soldier shows how cultural works both before and after reunification portrayed violence, physical vulnerability, military theatricality, and the powerful emotions and desires of conscripts to explore a surprisingly wide range of complex and contested masculinities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherEurope
dc.subject.otherGermany
dc.titleComrades in Arms
dc.title.alternativeMilitary Masculinities in East German Culture
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy562fcfcf-0356-4c23-869a-acb39d8c84b5
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.relation.isbn9781789204636
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintBerghahn Books
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/dc8d19c3-1803-48a0-bd54-c933949d66bc
oapen.identifier.isbn9781789204636
grantor.number104040


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