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The Resource Queen and country : same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45, Emma Vickers

Queen and country : same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45, Emma Vickers

Label
Queen and country : same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45
Title
Queen and country
Title remainder
same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45
Statement of responsibility
Emma Vickers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using a rich array of oral histories and previously unseen archival sources, Queen and country provides the first detailed academic study of the complex intersection between same-sex desire and military authority in the British Armed Forces between 1939 and 1945. It illuminates how men and women lived, loved and survived in an institution which, at least publicly, was unequivocally hostile towards same-sex activity within its ranks. Queen and Country also tells a story of selective remembrance and the politics of memory, exploring specifically why same-sex desire continues to be absent from the historical record of the war. In examining this absence, and the more intimate minutiae of cohesion, homosociability and desire, it pushes far beyond traditional military history in order to cast new light on one of the most widely discussed conflicts of the twentieth century. It makes a significant and original contribution to debates concerning the British experience of war and introduces new ways of understanding the Second World War. Amongst other issues, the book examines contemporary understandings of homosexuality in relation to the entrance of queer recruits and explores the experiences of those that served. It also highlights how the military authorities responded to same-sex activity
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Vickers, Emma
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender in history
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  • Gay military personnel
  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • Armed Forces
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Gay men
  • Gay military personnel
  • Homosexuality
  • Great Britain
  • Social & Cultural History
Target audience
general
Label
Queen and country : same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45, Emma Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Inclusion -- 2. Keeping up appearances -- 3. Playing away -- 4. Make do and mend : military law and same-sex desire -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn900747849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526103376
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18mt6h5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900747849
Label
Queen and country : same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45, Emma Vickers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-194) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Inclusion -- 2. Keeping up appearances -- 3. Playing away -- 4. Make do and mend : military law and same-sex desire -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn900747849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526103376
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18mt6h5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)900747849

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