The male body at war : American masculinity during World War II /

"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 p...

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Main Author: Jarvis, Christina S.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • 5. (Re)Membering the Dead: From the Battlefield to the Home Front
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: World War II Veterans Survey
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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