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The male body at war : American masculinity during World War II, Christina S. Jarvis

Label
The male body at war : American masculinity during World War II
Title
The male body at war
Title remainder
American masculinity during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Christina S. Jarvis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Male Body at War, Christina Jarvis examines the creation of this national symbol, from military recruitment posters to Hollywood war films to the iconic flag-raisers at Iwo Jima. A poignant selection of illustrations brings together comics, advertisements, media images, and government propaganda intended to impress U.S. citizens and foreign nations with America's strength." "Jarvis recognizes, however, that the male body was more than a mere symbol. During the war, the nation literally invested its survival in the corps of servicemen, and the armed forces set about crafting them into soldiers. Drawing upon medical journals, War Department documents, and government health reports, Jarvis scrutinizes the ways in which physical inspections defined male bodies by fitness and race while training molded those bodies for action. At the same time, she gives servicemen a voice through war memoirs and a survey of over 130 veterans. Her searching analysis reveals not only how the men mediated popular culture and military regimen to forge an understanding of their own masculinity but how, in the face of dead and wounded comrades, they tempered such body-centered ideals with an emphasis on compassion and tenderness." "Theoretically sophisticated and methodoligically innovative, The Male Body at War makes a major contribution to the literature on the body as a cultural construction. It will appeal to a broad range of readers with interests in gender studies as well as to students of American history and culture."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarvis, Christina S
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Masculinity
  • Men in popular culture
  • War and society
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Body, Human
Label
The male body at war : American masculinity during World War II, Christina S. Jarvis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-234) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • (Re)membering the Dead: From the Battlefield to the Home Front
  • App.
  • World War II Veterans Survey
  • 1.
  • Building the Body Politic: From the Depression to World War II
  • 2.
  • Classified Bodies: Screening, Sculpting, and Sexualizing Servicemen
  • 3.
  • Representing Wounded Bodies: Personal, Popular, and Medical Narratives
  • 4.
  • "White Man's War?": Race and Masculinity in World War II
Control code
8019998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 243 p.
Isbn
9780875803227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003061040
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2003061040
  • 8019998
  • (BNAtoc) 2003061040
Label
The male body at war : American masculinity during World War II, Christina S. Jarvis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-234) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • (Re)membering the Dead: From the Battlefield to the Home Front
  • App.
  • World War II Veterans Survey
  • 1.
  • Building the Body Politic: From the Depression to World War II
  • 2.
  • Classified Bodies: Screening, Sculpting, and Sexualizing Servicemen
  • 3.
  • Representing Wounded Bodies: Personal, Popular, and Medical Narratives
  • 4.
  • "White Man's War?": Race and Masculinity in World War II
Control code
8019998
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 243 p.
Isbn
9780875803227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003061040
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2003061040
  • 8019998
  • (BNAtoc) 2003061040

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