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The Resource Soldier heroes : British adventure, empire and the imagining of masculinities, Graham Dawson

Soldier heroes : British adventure, empire and the imagining of masculinities, Graham Dawson

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Soldier heroes : British adventure, empire and the imagining of masculinities
Title
Soldier heroes
Title remainder
British adventure, empire and the imagining of masculinities
Statement of responsibility
Graham Dawson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Soldier heroes of the modern world have proved potent images of Britishness and the masculine. Soldier Heroes presents a ground-breaking exploration of the imagining of masculinities in adventure stories. Its analyses range across biographies and news reports, novels and play fantasies. Drawing on literary theory, cultural materialism and psychoanalysis, it traces a history of British heroic masculinities from nineteenth-century imperialism to the present, and examines their internalization in the lived identities of men and boys
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DLC
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1956-
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Dawson, Graham
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.A29
LC item number
D39 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Adventure stories, English
  • English literature
  • War stories, English
  • Masculinity (Psychology) in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Soldiers in literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Men in literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Soldier heroes : British adventure, empire and the imagining of masculinities, Graham Dawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Soldier heroes, masculinity and British national identity -- pt. I. Soldier heroes, adventure and the historical imagining of masculinities. 1. Soldier Heroes and the Narrative Imagining of Masculinities. 2. Masculinity, Phantasy and History. 3. The Adventure Quest and Its Cultural Imaginaries -- pt. II. The hero-making and hagiography of Havelock of Lucknow: Imperialism and military adventure in the nineteenth century. 4. The Imagining of a Hero: Sir Henry Havelock, the Indian Rebellion and the News. 5. Commemorating the Exemplary Life: The Havelock Hagiography -- pt. III. The public and private lives of T.E. Lawrence: The imperial adventure hero in the modern world. 6. The Blond Bedouin: Lawrence of Arabia and Imperial Adventure in the Modern World. 7. The Public and Private Lives of T.E. Lawrence: The Adventure Hero and Modernist Masculinity. 8. Public Pathologies: T.E. Lawrence, Psychological Biography and the Cultural Politics of Imperial Decline
Control code
l50010706550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 350 p.
Isbn
9780415088824
Lccn
lc94001523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill, maps
Label
Soldier heroes : British adventure, empire and the imagining of masculinities, Graham Dawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Soldier heroes, masculinity and British national identity -- pt. I. Soldier heroes, adventure and the historical imagining of masculinities. 1. Soldier Heroes and the Narrative Imagining of Masculinities. 2. Masculinity, Phantasy and History. 3. The Adventure Quest and Its Cultural Imaginaries -- pt. II. The hero-making and hagiography of Havelock of Lucknow: Imperialism and military adventure in the nineteenth century. 4. The Imagining of a Hero: Sir Henry Havelock, the Indian Rebellion and the News. 5. Commemorating the Exemplary Life: The Havelock Hagiography -- pt. III. The public and private lives of T.E. Lawrence: The imperial adventure hero in the modern world. 6. The Blond Bedouin: Lawrence of Arabia and Imperial Adventure in the Modern World. 7. The Public and Private Lives of T.E. Lawrence: The Adventure Hero and Modernist Masculinity. 8. Public Pathologies: T.E. Lawrence, Psychological Biography and the Cultural Politics of Imperial Decline
Control code
l50010706550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 350 p.
Isbn
9780415088824
Lccn
lc94001523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill, maps

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