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Brutality and desire : war and sexuality in Europe's twentieth century

Author: Dagmar Herzog
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Series: Genders and sexualities in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century integrates military history with the histories of gender and sexuality in twentieth-century Europe. Wartime exigencies expose the contingency of both masculine and feminine gender roles. In a series of thoughtful essays, the authors unpick the complex intersections between sexuality (both coerced and consensual), war, and politics. They construct  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dagmar Herzog
ISBN: 0230542530 9780230542532
OCLC Number: 233813765
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 'A fate worse than dying' : sexual violence during the Armenian genocide / Matthias Bjørnlund --
Race and sex, fear and loathing in France during the great war / Richard S. Fogarty --
Italian fascism's Ethiopian conquest and the dream of a prescribed sexuality / Marie-Anne Matard-Bonucci --
'The good fellow' : negotiation, remembrance, and recollection : homosexuality in the British armed forces, 1939-1945 / Emma Vickers --
'Youth off the rails' : teenage girls and German soldiers : a case study in occupied Denmark, 1940-1945 / Lulu Anne Hansen --
Camp brothels : forced sex labour in Nazi concentration camps / Robert Sommer --
Between 'racial awareness' and fantasies of potency : Nazi sexual politics in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union, 1942-1945 / Regina Mühlhäuser --
Sexual abuse of Jewish women in Auschwitz-Birkenau / Na'ama Shik --
Sexual violence in the Algerian war / Raphaëlle Branche --
The 'sum of such actions' : investigating mass rape in Bosnia-Herzegovina through a case study of Foca / Teresa Iacobelli.
Series Title: Genders and sexualities in history.
Responsibility: edited by Dagmar Herzog.
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Tracing sexual violence in Europe's twentieth century from the Armenian genocide to Auschwitz and Algeria to Bosnia, this pathbreaking volume expands military history to include the realm of  Read more...


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'Many myths have been produced about sexual pleasures and sexual terror in war and genocide. Dagmar Herzog's outstanding, disturbing, and ultimately fascinating anthology is the first to seriously Read more...

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