Author :Erica L. Fraser Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :2019-01-01 ISBN 10 :9781442637207 Pages :268 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (72 users download)
Summary Book Review Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union by Erica L. Fraser:
Download or read book Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union written by Erica L. Fraser and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2019-01-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catastrophic wartime casualties and postwar discomfort with the successes of women who had served in combat roles combined to shatter prewar ideals about what service meant for Soviet masculine identity. The soldier had to be re-imagined and resold to a public that had just emerged from the Second World War, and a younger generation suspicious of state control. In doing so, Soviet military culture wrote women out and attempted to re-establish soldiering as the premier form of masculinity in society. Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union combines textual and visual analysis, as well as archival research to highlight the multiple narratives that contributed to rebuilding military identities. Each chapter visits a particular site of this reconstruction, including debates about conscription and evasion, appropriate role models for cadets, misogynist military imagery in cartoons, the fraught militarized workplaces of nuclear physicists, and the first cohort of cosmonauts, who represented the completion of the project to rebuild militarized masculinity.
Summary Book Review The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia by Katalin Fábián:
Download or read book The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia written by Katalin Fábián and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-25 with total page 586 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Handbook is the key reference for contemporary historical and political approaches to gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Leading scholars examine the region’s highly diverse politics, histories, cultures, ethnicities, and religions, and how these structures intersect with gender alongside class, sexuality, coloniality, and racism. Comprising 51 chapters, the Handbook is divided into six thematic parts: Part I Conceptual debates and methodological differences Part II Feminist and women’s movements cooperating and colliding Part III Constructions of gender in different ideologies Part IV Lived experiences of individuals in different regimes Part V The ambiguous postcommunist transitions Part VI Postcommunist policy issues With a focus on defining debates, the collection considers how the shared experiences, especially communism, affect political forces’ organization of gender through a broad variety of topics including feminisms, ideology, violence, independence, regime transition, and public policy. It is a foundational collection that will become invaluable to scholars and students across a range of disciplines including Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Central-Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.
Summary Book Review The Soviet Myth of World War II by Jonathan Brunstedt:
Download or read book The Soviet Myth of World War II written by Jonathan Brunstedt and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-07-15 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a bold new interpretation of the origins and development of World War II's remembrance in the USSR.
Summary Book Review The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia by David L. Hoffmann:
Download or read book The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia written by David L. Hoffmann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-08-27 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume showcases important new research on World War II memory, both in the Soviet Union and in Russia today. Through an examination of war remembrance in its various forms—official histories, school textbooks, museums, monuments, literature, films, and Victory Day parades—chapters illustrate how the heroic narrative of the war was established in Soviet times and how it continues to shape war memorialization under Putin. This war narrative resonates with the Russian population due to decades of Soviet commemoration, which continued virtually uninterrupted into the post-Soviet period. Major themes of the volume include the use of World War II memory for political legitimation and patriotic mobilization; the striking continuities between Soviet and post-Soviet commemorative practices; the place of Holocaust memorialization in contemporary Russia; Putin’s invocation of the war to bolster national pride and international prestige; and the relationship between individual memory and collective remembrance. Authored by an international group of distinguished specialists, this collection is ideal for scholars of Russia across a range of disciplines, including history, political science, sociology, and cultural studies.
Summary Book Review Men Out of Focus by Marko Dumančić:
Download or read book Men Out of Focus written by Marko Dumančić and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Men Out of Focus charts conversations and polemics about masculinity in Soviet cinema and popular media during the liberal period--often described as "The Thaw"--between the death of Stalin in 1953 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. The book shows how the filmmakers of the long 1960s built stories around male protagonists who felt disoriented by a world that was becoming increasingly suburbanized, rebellious, consumerist, household-oriented, and scientifically complex. The dramatic tension of 1960s cinema revolved around the male protagonists' inability to navigate the challenges of postwar life. Selling over three billion tickets annually, the Soviet film industry became a fault line of postwar cultural contestation. By examining both the discussions surrounding the period's most controversial movies as well as the cultural context in which these debates happened, the book captures the official and popular reactions to the dizzying transformations of Soviet society after Stalin."--
Summary Book Review Duelling, the Russian Cultural Imagination, and Masculinity in Crisis by Amanda DiGioia:
Download or read book Duelling, the Russian Cultural Imagination, and Masculinity in Crisis written by Amanda DiGioia and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-13 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book, written from a feminist perspective, uses the focus of duelling to discuss the nature of masculinity in Russia. It traces the development of duelling and masculinity historically from the time of Peter the Great onwards, considers how duelling and masculinity have been represented in both literature and film and assesses the high emphasis given in Soviet times to gender equality, arguing that this was a failed experiment that ran counter to Russian tradition. It examines how duelling continues to be a feature of life in contemporary Russia and relates the situation in Russia to wider scholarship on the nature of masculinity more generally. Overall, the book contends that Russia’s valuing of a strong, militaristic form of masculinity is a major problem.
Summary Book Review Dictatorship and Daily Life in 20th-Century Europe by Lisa Pine:
Download or read book Dictatorship and Daily Life in 20th-Century Europe written by Lisa Pine and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-03 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together leading scholars from across the UK, North America and mainland Europe, this book provides a uniquely comparative exploration of daily life under dictatorship in 20th-century Europe. With coverage of well-known regimes and some that are relatively underrepresented in the literature from right across the continent, it examines the impact felt on people's lives amidst political administrations characterised by some or all of the following: a one-party state, in which opposition or multiple parties were banned; a cult surrounding the leader; the censorship of the press and other publications; the widespread use of propaganda and political persuasion; and the threat or use of force by the regime and its agents. The chapters investigate crucial questions in relation to life under dictatorships as follows: · What was the impact of censorship on access to news or entertainment? · How was leisure time conducted? · What was the impact of the regime on working life? · What was the scope for dissent and resistance? To what extent were these possible? · How much did the regime coerce the population and how much did it try to indoctrinate? · What was the difference for Party leaders, comrades and members in terms of the possibilities and opportunities that opened up, compared to everyone else in society? · With the shutting down – to a large extent – of civil society and state intrusion into private life, what restrictions were placed on ordinary and day-to-day activities? · What happened to religious life and to cultural life and the arts? · How were personal choices in aspects of life such as reproduction, education and even eating affected by these regimes? · What was the impact of different political ideologies on people's way of life – whether Fascist, Nazi or Communist? Dictatorship and Daily Life in 20th-Century Europe addresses these issues and more, striking to the heart of European life in the darkest episodes of its recent history.
Summary Book Review The Civil War on the Outer Banks by Fred M. Mallison:
Download or read book The Civil War on the Outer Banks written by Fred M. Mallison and published by McFarland. This book was released on 1998 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ports at Beaufort, Wilmington, New Bern and Ocracoke, part of the Outer Banks (a chain of barrier islands that sweeps down the North Carolina coast from the Virginia Capes to Oregon Inlet), were early involved in the chaos that grew into the Civil War. Though smaller than their counterparts in South Carolina, the small river ports were useful for the import of war materiel and the export of cash producing crops, through their use of the inlets that led from sounds to sea. Written from official records, contemporary newspaper accounts, personal journals of the soldiers, and many unpublished manuscripts and memoirs, this is a full accounting of the Civil War along the North Carolina coast.
Summary Book Review France Since the Second World War by Tyler Edward Stovall:
Download or read book France Since the Second World War written by Tyler Edward Stovall and published by Longman Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: /* LB742, 0-582-36882-0 , Stovall, Tyler, France Since the Second World War */ This book focuses in particular on the French role in a global context, and on relations with the US, Europe and the French Empire. Tyler Stovall explores the French post-war recovery and the thirty years of prosperity that followed. Arranged in a broad chronological framework, the book examines the wars France fought against national independence movements in the 1950s and 1960s, and developments in French culture and the intelligentsia, from the events of 1968 to Euro-Disney. The Mitterand era is scrutinized, with coverage of the rising tide of the extreme right, racial conflict and immigration, and new relations with Europe in the post-Soviet era. For readers interested in French history.
Summary Book Review America, History and Life by :
Download or read book America, History and Life written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Summary Book Review Making Peace by Susan Kingsley Kent:
Download or read book Making Peace written by Susan Kingsley Kent and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Making Peace provides a fresh context for understanding gender relations in interwar Britain, seeing in the emergence of a powerful ideology of motherhood and a reemphasis on separate spheres for men and women a corollary to the political and economic restructuring designed to reestablish social order after World War I. The war had often been explained and justified to the British public by means of images that portrayed women as hostile or frightening--or as victims of sexual assault, as in the Belgian atrocity stories. These sexualized interpretations of war then shaped postwar understandings of gender, as psychiatrists, psychologists, and sexologists drew on metaphors of war to talk about relationships between men and women, likening any conflict between the sexes to the terrible chaos of the war years. Drawing on materials from posters to popular songs, from government reports to journalistic accounts, from memoirs and novels to diaries and letters, Making Peace is a penetrating analysis of how gendered and sexualized depictions of wartime experiences compelled many Britons to seek in traditional gender arrangements the key to postwar order and security. In the interwar period, many feminists compromised their earlier positions in an effort to contribute to postwar recovery, and justified their demands--for birth control and family endowment, for example--in conservative terms that ultimately hampered their movement.
Summary Book Review Interventionen in Die Zeit by Riccardo Nicolosi:
Download or read book Interventionen in Die Zeit written by Riccardo Nicolosi and published by . This book was released on 2019 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mit der Frage "Was wäre gewesen, wenn.?" setzen die Autoren von "Interventionen in die Zeit" ein. In Umbruchzeiten - Mauerfall oder das Ende des Sowjetimperiums - haben derlei kontrafaktische Geschichten Konjunktur. Bekanntes erscheint anders, Vergessenes oder Verbotenes als Fakt. Der Band versammelt Beiträge über kontrafaktische historische Narrative aus vergleichender literatur-, medien- und geschichtswissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Ein besonderer Akzent liegt dabei auf den postsozialistischen Kulturen Osteuropas sowie auf der Frage danach, wie kontrafaktische Narrative als konstituierende und dynamisierende Elemente von Erinnerungskulturen fungieren. Das Kontrafaktische kann, Ungeschehenes' geschehen machen, kann Geschichte erfinden, Verhandlungsspielräume erweitern, läuft dabei aber immer Gefahr, eine Allianz mit politisch restaurativen Kräften zu bilden.
Summary Book Review Bracing Accounts by Jacqueline Foertsch:
Download or read book Bracing Accounts written by Jacqueline Foertsch and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 2008 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is the textual response to polio from the postwar era to the present. It considers women's magazines, in which polio was both a fitfully treated subject and a frequently important subtext.
Summary Book Review The German Patient by Jennifer M Kapczynski:
Download or read book The German Patient written by Jennifer M Kapczynski and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2008-11-11 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The German Patient takes an original look at fascist constructions of health and illness, arguing that the idea of a healthy "national body"---propagated by the Nazis as justification for the brutal elimination of various unwanted populations---continued to shape post-1945 discussions about the state of national culture. Through an examination of literature, film, and popular media of the era, Jennifer M. Kapczynski demonstrates the ways in which postwar German thinkers inverted the illness metaphor, portraying fascism as a national malady and the nation as a body struggling to recover. Yet, in working to heal the German wounds of war and restore national vigor through the excising of "sick" elements, artists and writers often betrayed a troubling affinity for the very biopolitical rhetoric they were struggling against. Through its exploration of the discourse of collective illness, The German Patient tells a larger story about ideological continuities in pre- and post-1945 German culture. Jennifer M. Kapczynski is Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis. She is the coeditor of the anthology A New History of German Cinema. Cover art: From The Murderers Are Among Us (1946). Reprinted courtesy of the Deutsche Kinemathek. "A highly evocative work of meticulous scholarship, Kapczynski's deftly argued German Patient advances the current revaluation of Germany's postwar reconstruction in wholly original and even exciting ways: its insights into discussions of collective sickness and health resonate well beyond postwar Germany." ---Jaimey Fischer, University of California, Davis "The German Patient provides an important historical backdrop and a richly specific cultural context for thinking about German guilt and responsibility after Hitler. An eminently readable and engaging text." ---Johannes von Moltke, University of Michigan "This is a polished, eloquently written, and highly informative study speaking to the most pressing debates in contemporary Germany. The German Patient will be essential reading for anyone interested in mass death, genocide, and memory." ---Paul Lerner, University of Southern California
Author :Yutaka Kōsai Publisher :[Tokyo] : University of Tokyo Press Release Date :1986 ISBN 10 :UOM:39076000542956 Pages :248 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review The Era of High-speed Growth by Yutaka Kōsai:
Download or read book The Era of High-speed Growth written by Yutaka Kōsai and published by [Tokyo] : University of Tokyo Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Emergence of Modern Japan by Janet Hunter:
Download or read book The Emergence of Modern Japan written by Janet Hunter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 1989 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An understanding of her recent history is crucial to any effective working relationship with contemporary Japan. This striking new Introduction will therefore be of interest and relevance to a much wider readership than the students of history for whom it is primarily designed. In it, Janet Hunter focuses on the years of 1853, when the outer world broke through Japan's long-standing self-imposed isolation, to 1952, when the postwar settlement and economic recovery set her family on the road to her present status as an economic superpower.
Summary Book Review The Best Laid Plans by Stewart Patrick:
Download or read book The Best Laid Plans written by Stewart Patrick and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2008-12-12 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The long-standing, but unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American foreign policy is critically important in today's complicated world. To understand the history of each approach is to understand their opportunities and challenges for the future. The Best Laid Plans answers two central questions. First, why did the United States embrace the principles and practices of liberal multilateralism during World War II? Second, why did it cling to this vision of world order despite the outbreak of the Cold War in the late 1940s, as the 'One World' that had been anticipated by U.S. postwar planners split into two rival global camps? The book contends that neither the U.S. turn to liberal multilateralism nor the persistence of this orientation during the Cold War can be attributed solely or even primarily to the global power structure or crude considerations of material self interest. Rather, Stewart Patrick argues that a combination of enduring identity commitments and new ideas, based on the lessons of recent, cataclysmic events, shaped the policy preferences of American central decision-makers in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Although the book is steeped in history, its conclusions have tremendous relevance for the contemporary era, when the United States once again finds itself at the apex of world power, and debates are rife about the role of multilateral cooperation in the realization of U.S. foreign policy objectives.