The Politics of Wounds
Author: Ana Carden-Coyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Politics of Wounds explores military patients' experiences of frontline medical evacuation, war surgery, and the social world of military hospitals during the First World War. The proximity of the front and the colossal numbers of wounded created greater public awareness of the impact of the war than had been seen in previous conflicts, with serious political consequences. Frequently referred to as 'our wounded', the central place of the soldier in society, as a symbol of the war's shifting meaning, drew contradictory responses of compassion, heroism, and censure. Wounds also stirred romantic and sexual responses. This volume reveals the paradoxical situation of the increasing political demand levied on citizen soldiers concurrent with the rise in medical humanitarianism and war-related charitable voluntarism. The physical gestures and poignant sounds of the suffering men reached across the classes, giving rise to convictions about patient rights, which at times conflicted with the military's pragmatism. Why, then, did patients represent military medicine, doctors and nurses in a negative light? The Politics of Wounds listens to the voices of wounded soldiers, placing their personal experience of pain within the social, cultural, and political contexts of military medical institutions. The author reveals how the wounded and disabled found culturally creative ways to express their pain, negotiate power relations, manage systemic tensions, and enact forms of 'soft resistance' against the societal and military expectations of masculinity when confronted by men in pain. The volume concludes by considering the way the state ascribed social and economic values on the body parts of disabled soldiers though the pension system.
A Private Matter
Author: Beppe Fenoglio
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
This book challenges scholarship which presents charity and voluntary activity during World War I as marking a downturn from the high point of the late Victorian period. Charitable donations rose to an all-time peak, and the scope and nature of charitable work shifted decisively. Far more working class activists, especially women, became involved, although there were significant differences between the suburban south and industrial north of England and Scotland. The book also corrects the idea that charitably-minded civilians’ efforts alienated the men at the front, in contrast to the degree of negativity that surrounds much previous work on voluntary action in this period. Far from there being an unbridgeable gap in understanding or empathy between soldiers and civilians, the links were strong, and charitable contributions were enormously important in maintaining troop morale. This bond significantly contributed to the development and maintenance of social capital in Britain, which, in turn, strongly supported the war effort. This work draws on previously unused primary sources, notably those regarding the developing role of the UK’s Director General of Voluntary Organizations and the regulatory legislation of the period.
All nations make themselves up as they go along, but not all make themselves up in the same way. In this study, Alon Confino explores how Germans turned national and argues that they imagined the nation as an extension of their local place. In 1871, the work of political unification had been completed, but Germany remained a patchwork of regions with different histories and traditions. Germans had to construct a national memory to reconcile the peculiarities of the region and the totality of the nation. This identity project, examined by Confino as it evolved in the southwestern state of WArttemberg, oscillated between failure and success. The national holiday of Sedan Day failed in the 1870s and 1880s to symbolically commingle localness and nationhood. Later, the idea of the Heimat, or homeland, did prove capable of representing interchangeably the locality, the region, and the nation in a distinct national narrative and in visual images. The German nationhood project was successful, argues Confino, because Germans made the nation into an everyday, local experience through a variety of cultural forms, including museums, school textbooks, popular poems, travel guides, posters, and postcards. But it was not unique. Confino situates German nationhood within the larger context of modernity, and in doing so he raises broader questions about how people in the modern world use the past in the construction of identity.
This volume presents an important, in-depth study that addresses multiple links between reproduction, women's status, and the family.
Looking Through Glass
Author: Mukul Kesavan
Publisher: Penguin Books India
At The Close Of The Twentieth Century, A Young Photographer On A Train To Lucknow Suddenly Finds Himself In The Deep End Of 1942. Adrift In The Final Years Of The Raj, He Improvises A Life, And Is Caught Up In The Fates Of Ammi, Forever Waiting For A Vanished Husband; Masroor, Desperate To Stall A Hindu Vs Muslim Cricket Match; Chaubey, A Rebel Turned Repertory Star; Parwana, Who Starts Life As An Orphan And Nearly Ends It As An Ersatz Widow On A Make-Believe Pyre; Gyanendra, A Pioneering Pornographer; Carrick, A Parson Worried About The Millions Starving In Bengal; And The Narrator S Own Grandmother, Whom He Personally Cremated Not So Long Ago. But Hindsight Tells Him That Partition Will Destroy This World. And In His Desperate Struggles To Avert The Inevitable, We Discover, Often With An Almost Unbearable Poignance, How The Possibilities In India S Past Were Squandered, Some Wantonly, Others Accidentally.
Little Girl Lost
Author: Brian McGilloway
Publisher: Harper Collins
This New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of Tana French and Dennis Lehane. Midwinter. A child is found wandering through the snowy woods, her hands covered in someone else's blood. And she cannot—or will not—speak, not even to share her name. Who is this little girl lost? The only adult she seems to trust is the young officer who found her, Detective Lucy Black. Before long, Lucy manages to connect her case to that of a missing teenager, the kidnapped daughter of a local real estate tycoon. As the investigation twists and turns, Lucy is forced to question not only a range of dangerous suspects, but also everything she thought she knew about her own past.
Shot at Dawn
Author: Julian Putkowski, Julian Sykes
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The issue of military executions during the war has always been controversial and embargoes have made it difficult for researchers to get at the truth. Now these two writers give us a vast amount of information. They show that trials were grossly unfair and incompetent. Many of the condemned men had been soldiers of exemplary behaviour, courage and leadership but had cracked under the dreadful strain of trench warfare. This acclaimed book is the authority on this shameful saga.
Explores the components of e-commerce (including EDI). Shows the risks involved when using an e-commerce system. Provides controls for protecting an e-commerce site (e.g., securing financial transactions and confidential transactions). Provides COSO compliant audit approach. Provides risk/control tables and checklists. Technical topics are discussed in simple user-friendly language.
Author: Wilhelm Bernhardt Paul Heyse
Publisher: Sagwan Press
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A classic of military history about the smaller, personal battles of the First World War
The Men with Broken Faces
Author: Marjorie Gehrhardt
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Facially wounded servicemen were perhaps the ultimate victims of the First World War. They became walking reminders of the conflict and their experiences reveal the impact of the war not only on the combatants but also on European societies at large. This book explores for the first time the individual and collective significance of facially disfigured First World War combatants in France, Germany and Great Britain. The analysis undertaken in this book uncovers how the wounded perceived and presented themselves and how they were perceived and represented by others. Artistic and literary representations are considered, along with initiatives carried out by hospitals, the government and the combatants' fellow countrymen. With an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, this study illuminates our understanding of how the combatant and the onlooker made sense of the experience and the memory of the war.
Catalogo Dei Manoscritti
Author: Gino Capponi
Publisher: Trieste Publishing
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