Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious

    Telling Tales About Men: Conceptions of Conscientious

    Objectors to Military Service During the First World War

    Lois S Bibbings

    Manchester University Press 2009

    Hardback 268pp Illustrated

    9780719069222   Product Code: 20793

    During the First World War and after, conscientious objectors were vilified, assaulted, imprisoned and, on occasion, executed. This radical and refreshing book combines gender studies, criminology and sociology to explore the treatment of war resisters and the relationship between patriotism and conscience. Drawing on diaries, government papers, legal records, newspapers, magazines and fiction, it examines notions of masculinity and manliness, and explores the different ways in which COs were viewed: as cowards, heroes, criminals, degenerates or upstanding moral figures.

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