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Reconstructing the body : classicism, modernism, and the First World War

Author: Ana Carden-Coyne
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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From the ashes of war rose beauty, eroticism, and the promise of utopia. Ana Carden-Coyne investigates the cultures of resilience and the institutions of reconstruction in Britain, Australia, and the United States.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ana Carden-Coyne
ISBN: 9780199546466 0199546460
OCLC Number: 318585642
Description: xiii, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reconstructing civilization in post-war culture --
Culture shock : trauma, pleasure, and visual memory --
Monumental classicism : healing the western body --
The sexual reconstruction of men --
The 'golden age of woman'--
Performing the new civilization --
Healing and forgetting.
Responsibility: Ana Carden-Coyne.
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Carden-Coyne investigates the cultural response to the horrors of the First World War in America, Britain, and Australia. Wartime had ruined bodies and disfigured a generation, but post-war ideals of  Read more...

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