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Vivere la guerra: percorsi biografici e ruoli di genere tra Risorgimento e primo conflitto mondiale

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904108 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 168 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-10-8 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: History
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Through the various essays that compose it, the volume gives voice to subjective experiences and perceptions of men and women involved in military conflicts between the Risorgimento period and the Great War: historical phases characterized by deep elements of continuity regarding the symbolic construction of national identity, but also by equally strong watersheds. The comparison between different contexts is valuable in investigating the relationship between gender, nation, and war. Starting from a stereotype that is still strong, though it has been challenged by recent research − associating women with the desire for peace and men at the will of competition and conquest −, the volume inquired whether a specific "gender" perception of wars emerged from the texts analyzed, and to what extent these conflicts have prodded crisis and transformation in the relations between women and men. In the writings of fighters analyzed in the book − Bourbonists and Garibaldians on the Risorgimento scene, British and Italian volunteers in the First World War − "fighting the war" assumes very different meanings in relation to the side that was chosen and to the individual personality; however, it always represents a crucial moment of confrontation with dominant models of virility. The writings of Louise Colet − a passionate supporter of the Italian cause −, the images of "angels" and "fury" emerging from the male memories of the Risorgimento, alongside writings of so many women mobilized in 1914-18 − from Vera Brittain to Italian irredentists and nationalists, to the feminist minority who remained faithful to pacifist internationalism − remind us that in the nineteenth century, as in the terrible conflict that opens the "age of extremes", the war transformed profoundly, in addition to the lives of men called cannot, in fact, ignore the historical dimension that needs to inform any study that is to be done today on these works.

Gender and Christianity in Modern Europe

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ISBN: 9789058679123 Year: DOI: 10.11116/GCME_KAD Language: English
Publisher: Leuven University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102274
Subject: Religion
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Since the 1970s the feminization thesis has become a powerful trope in the rewriting of the social history of Christendom. However, this ‘thesis' has triggered some vehement debates, given that men have continued to dominate the churches, which have reacted to the association of religion and femininity by explicitly focusing their appeal to men. The authors critically reflect upon the use of concepts like feminization and masculinization in relation to Christianity. By presenting case studies that adopt different gendered approaches regarding Christian, mainly Catholic discourses and practices, they capture multiple ‘feminizations' and ‘masculinizations' in Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. In particular, it becomes clear that the idea that Christianity took on ‘charicteristically feminine' values and practices cannot withstand the conclusion that what is considered ‘manly' or ‘feminine' depends on time, place, and context, and on the reasons why gendered metaphors are used.

Divine Domesticities

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ISBN: 9781925021943 Year: Pages: 519 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515932 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Divine Domesticities: Christian Paradoxes in Asia and the Pacific fills a huge lacuna in the scholarly literature on missionaries in Asia/Pacific and is transnational history at its finest.

Ökonomien der Geschlechter

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Book Series: Jahrbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Erziehungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783866498914 9783866490888 Year: Pages: 173 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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In this volume, connections between education, power and economy are discussed and problematized from a gender-theoretical perspective. In view of the observed change of systems in politics, science, culture and the social sphere, this thematic field is discussed in various contributions from new theoretical perspectives. The volume contains contributions on the philosophy of education as well as historical and sociological studies that systematically examine one or more facets of these interrelationships from a gender-theoretical perspective.

An Equal Burden

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ISBN: 9780198824169 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198824169.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - 480342
Subject: Medicine (General) --- History
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"An Equal Burden forms the first scholarly study of the Army Medical Services in the First World War to focus on the roles and experiences of the men of the ranks of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). These men, through their work as stretcher bearers and orderlies, provided a range of labour, both physical and emotional, in aid of the sick and wounded. They were not professional medical caregivers, yet were called upon to provide medical care, however rudimentary; they served in uniform, under military discipline, yet were forbidden, as non-combatants, from carrying weapons. Their service as men in wartime, was thus unique. 

Structured both chronologically and thematically, this study examines both the work that RAMC rankers undertook and its importance to the running of the chain of medical evacuation. It additionally explores the gendered status of these men within the medical, military and cultural hierarchies of a society engaged in total war, locating their service within the context of that of doctors, female nurses and combatant servicemen. Through close readings of official documents, personal papers, and cultural representations, both verbal and visual, it argues that the ranks of the RAMC formed a space in which non-commissioned servicemen, through their many roles, defined and redefined medical caregiving as men’s work in wartime."

Verkehrte Leidenschaft

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ISBN: 9783709702055 Year: Pages: 478 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Jan Sramek Verlag Grant: Image Certificate - PUB 592
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The book scrutinizes the legal-historical development of the crime "unnatural fornication". The analysis focuses on contemporary law and sexual science sources as well as files from criminal proceedings for same-sex fornication. lt shows how different negotiation processes influenced the ideas of the "immoral", thesexual and the gender.

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