CfP: Race, Gender, and Military Heroism in U.S. History: From World War I to 9/11 (Event: 03/2015, Frankfurt a.M.); DL: 31.08.2014

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Simon Wendt und Matthias Voigt

Zeit: 20.03.2015-21.03.2015
Ort: Frankfurt am Main, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Einreichfrist: 31.08.2014

In 20th-century America, military heroism became a key symbol of what was regarded as a heterosexual, masculine white nation. Military heroism thus became a major discursive battleground on which dominant notions of race, gender, and national identity were negotiated, challenged, and revised. This conference seeks to probe this complex interrelationship and how it changed between 1914 and 2014, asking how military heroism helped to construct and challenge racialized and gendered hierarchies in the United States. It seeks to examine how the praise of heroic behavior on the battlefield or the refusal to give such praise became either a means of marginalization or a resource that minorities could utilize to protest against their marginal status. Read more and source …

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