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Military men of feeling : emotion, touch, and masculinity in the Crimean War

Author: Holly Furneaux
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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'Military Men of Feeling' considers the popularity of the figure of the gentle soldier in the Victorian period, inviting us to think afresh about Victorian masculinity and Victorian militarism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Furneaux
ISBN: 9780191801402 0191801402 0191057738 9780191057731
OCLC Number: 951230036
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Military Men of Feeling: Emotion, Touch, and Masculinity in the Crimean War; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; THE CRIMEAN WAR: RENEGOTIATING HEROISM; MANLY TOUGHS AND STIFF UPPER LIPS? CONJUNCTIONS OF MILITARISM AND MASCULINITY; OTHER MILITARY MEN OF FEELING: TRADITIONS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE 1800S (SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS); SENSIBILITY, MILITARISM, AND ETHICS; 'WAR IS MANY CONTRADICTORY THINGS': SUSPICIOUS AND REPARATIVE STRATEGIES AND THE POLITICS OF AFFECT 1: 'The company of gentlemen': Thackeray's Military Men of Feeling and Eighteenth-Century Traditions'THE COMPANY OF GENTLEMEN', PART 1: THE NEWCOMES: MEMOIRS OF A MOST RESPECTABLE FAMILY; 'THE COLONEL AT HOME': FATHERLY FEELING; 'THE COMPANY OF GENTLEMEN' , PART 2: THE COLONEL'S READING OF MEN OF PEACE AND MEN OF WAR; CAMPAIGN HEROES: BATTLEFIELD READING AND MILITARY MASCULINITY; COLONEL NEWCOME IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR; 2: Princes of War and of Peace: Secular and Spiritual Redemption in Dickens and Kingsley PRIVATE RICHARD DOUBLEDICK 'THE REDEEMED PROFLIGATE': PERSONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM'SIDE BY SIDE IN ONE CAUSE': THE REMAKING OF ANGLO-FRENCH RELATIONS; CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT AND THE 'ABSURDITY' OF THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER; 'BRAVE WORDS' AND KILLING WITH RIGHT FEELING; 'SHOCKING IMAGES . . . OF COMPASSION AND MERCY': DICKENS'S AND KINGSLEY'S CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS; LIBERAL WARRIORS; 3: Children of the Regiment: Narratives of Battlefield Adoption; 'FROM GREAT GUNS TO NEEDLES AND THREAD': THE SOLDIER AND THE DOMESTIC IDEAL 'ROUGH BUT KIND-HEARTED': SOLDIER ADOPTIONS AND THE REMAKING OF THE MILITARY GENTLEMANBEAUTIFUL GIRLS OF THE REGIMENT: UNEVEN GENDERED REVISION; BOOTLES' BABY AND THE HIGH IMPERIAL POPULARITY OF SOLDIER ADOPTION; HEARTS AND MINDS: SOLDIERING AND SOCIAL WORK; 4: 'Our poor Colonel loved him as if he had been his own son': Family Feeling in the Crimea; SALVAGE WORK: A SHORT RISK ASSESSMENT; 'REMARKABLY TALL' AND 'VERY MINUTE': REMAINS OF EGERTON AND LEMPRIERE; 'I MUST SAVE MY POOR LITTLE BOY' : CELEBRATED SOLDIERLY SENTIMENT 'OUR POOR COLONEL LOVED HIM AS IF HE HAD BEEN HIS OWN SON': FAMILIAL SENTIMENTTHE LIMITS TO SENTIMENT; 5: Sharing the Stuff of War: Soldier Art, Textiles, and Tactility; 'YOU WILL GET A BETTER ACCOUNT OF ALL THAT IS GOING ON BY READING THE TIMES': WAYS OF TELLING; SKETCHING HOME: TO BRING 'YOU MORE FAMILIAR . . . THAN A PAGE OF FOOLSCAP WILL DO'; SMALL SOUVENIRS, AND RIFF ON A RUSSIAN RIBBON; TACTILE CONNECTIONS: MILITARY QUILTING; THE (DIS)COMFORT OF SALVAGE WORK; 6: Reparative Soldiering and its Limits: Cultures of Male Care-Giving
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