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Bring Me Men Military Masculinity and the Benign Fa�ade of American Empire, 1898-2001

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ISBN-10: 0231702841

ISBN-13: 9780231702843

Edition: 2012

Authors: Aaron Belkin

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A surprising investigation into the performance of gender and the illusion of American power. America's conception of military masculinity is full of contradictions. To attain masculinity, a warrior must renounce the things in his life that are unmasculine, yet in military practice, warriors are asked to do exactly the opposite. Since America's overseas ambitions began to expand in 1898, warriors have been encouraged to form intimate relationships with their unmasculine foils, not to disavow their legitimacy. The creation of a masculine armed forces therefore requires a surprising degree of engagement with the unmasculine other--while, at the same time, maintaining a strict separation from…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: The Emergence of Military Masculinity in Modern American Culture
Crack Troops: Military Masculinity Isn't Masculine
Imperial Cruise: Military Masculinity and the Normalization of Empire's Contradictions
Case Study One Penetrable/Impenetrable-U.S. Naval Academy,
Well-Reared Boys: Penetration and Rape in the U.S. Military
Man Over Board: Naturalizing Male-Male Rape in the US. Navy
Case Study Two Filthy/Clean-Philippines, 1898-
Spoiling for a Fight: Filth, Cleanliness and Normative Masculinity
Civilizing Duties: Purity, Pollution, Empire and the Return of the Uncanny
Epilogue: American Exceptionalism, Military Masculinity and the Politics of Paranoia