Table-ronde “German Masculinities at War”

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German Masculinities at War. New Perspectives in critical military history


November 26, 2015

5-7 pm
Sciences Po, CEVIPOF,
98 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Even though warfare is seen as a genuinely male experience, armed conflicts always profoundly alter the contours of gender relations, both within and between the sexes. Studying the German case seems particularly significant as Germany spurred a massive outbreak of violence throughout Europe. Whereas traditional military history has focused mainly on the strategic, logistical, tactical, and doctrinal aspects of war, recent critical approaches also consider socio-cultural dynamics and the everyday experiences of men and soldiers at war. These new methodologies recognize gender and sexuality as key categories of understanding how violence is perpetrated. By revisiting a broad array of sources and examining the contours of group cohesion and male bon- ding, these scholars study the ways in which the practices of manhood and identities were formed through the experience of war.

Claire ANDRIEU (Scientific Director of the Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence)

Paul DIEHL (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin), Geoffroy GILES (University of Florida), Thomas KÜHNE (Clark University), Regina MÜHLHÄUSER (Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung), Stefanie SCHÜLER-SPRINGORUM (Technische Universität Berlin).

Patrick FARGES (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Elissa MAILÄNDER (Sciences Po)

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