Table-ronde “German Masculinities at War”

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German Masculinities at War. New Perspectives in critical military history

Roundtable

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.

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

Discussants:
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).

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

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