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  • Titill er á ensku Historicising Masculinity in Men during the Great War: The Case of Britain
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    This thesis explores the historiography of masculinity and ideals associated with Victorian and Edwardian Britain, with a special focus on the Great War. It draws on works by scholars such as Joanna Bourke, John Tosh, Michael Roper, and George Mosse. Special attention will be devoted to expressions of “manliness” and the societal expectations toward boys and men in the years before, during and immediately after the war by engaging with writings on British soldiers and their experiences in the trenches and in society at large. In the thesis the homosocial nature of society will be analysed and in what way it influenced perceived masculinities of men and their assertion of masculine ideals. One purpose is to show how men used the opportunity to prove themselves in accordance with these ideals during the Great War. In addition, some of the established terms of the study of masculinity and gender history, such as “separate spheres”, will be problematised. Thus, the focal point will be on the changing roles of men in British society at different times by examining selected writings stemming from the war itself and placing them within the context of historiography of masculinity and the Great War until the present. The motive is to enrich our understanding of the development in history of the masculine ideals that we know today and answer the question of where the study of the history of masculinity may be

  • 10.8.2020

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