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The sexual economy of war : discipline and desire in the U.S. Army

Author: Andrew Byers
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Battlegrounds (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Discusses how during the first four decades of the twentieth century the U.S. Army regulated almost all forms of sexual behavior and expressions by soldiers and uses the concept of a sexual economy of war to highlight the interconnectedness of everything from homosexuality to rape and sexual violence"--
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Byers, Andrew.
Sexual economy of war.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018040385
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Byers
ISBN: 9781501736452 1501736450 1501736469 9781501736469
OCLC Number: 1050141894
Description: 1 online resource (x, 278 pages)
Contents: Introduction : society, sexuality, and the U.S. Army in the early twentieth-century --
"Conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the military service" : Fort Riley, Kansas, 1898-1940 --
"Benevolent assimilation" and the dangers of the tropics : the American occupation of the Philippines, 1898-1918 --
"Come back clean" : Camp Beauregard and the Commission on Training Camp Activities (ctca) in Louisiana, 1917-1919 --
"Complete continence is wholly possible" : the U.S. Army in France and Germany, 1917-1923 --
The "racial (and sexual) maelstrom" in Hawaii, 1909-1940 --
Conclusion : ongoing concerns with soldiers' sexualities and sexual cultures.
Series Title: Battlegrounds (Ithaca, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Andrew Byers.
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