Middle Class Fathers, Sons and Military Service in England, 1914-1918

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620204
Title:
Middle Class Fathers, Sons and Military Service in England, 1914-1918
Authors:
Ugolini, Laura
Abstract:
The figure of the hyper-patriotic middle-class father, happy to sacrifice his sons to the war, while remaining snug at home, was a recurrent feature of post-First World War literature. This article places this view of wartime fatherhood under scrutiny, suggesting that middle-class fathers with sons of military age rarely behaved as straightforward enforcers of the state’s call to arms. Alongside expressions of vocal pride in sons who conformed to the manly ideal by volunteering, there were resistance, silence and fear, while support for sons who sought to avoid enlistment was a good deal more evident than any determination that their sons should do their ‘bit’ at all costs.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Cultural and Social History
Issue Date:
Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620204
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14780038.2016.1202012
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1478-0038
Appears in Collections:
FOSS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorUgolini, Lauraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-13T14:21:46Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-13T14:21:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-
dc.identifier.issn1478-0038-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620204-
dc.description.abstractThe figure of the hyper-patriotic middle-class father, happy to sacrifice his sons to the war, while remaining snug at home, was a recurrent feature of post-First World War literature. This article places this view of wartime fatherhood under scrutiny, suggesting that middle-class fathers with sons of military age rarely behaved as straightforward enforcers of the state’s call to arms. Alongside expressions of vocal pride in sons who conformed to the manly ideal by volunteering, there were resistance, silence and fear, while support for sons who sought to avoid enlistment was a good deal more evident than any determination that their sons should do their ‘bit’ at all costs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14780038.2016.1202012en
dc.subjectFirst World Waren
dc.subjectMiddle Classen
dc.subjectMasculinityen
dc.subjectMilitary Serviceen
dc.subjectFatherhooden
dc.titleMiddle Class Fathers, Sons and Military Service in England, 1914-1918en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCultural and Social Historyen
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