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Description - Sexing the Soldier by Ms Rachel Woodward

Sexing the Soldier takes a critical look at how gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - is understood within the contemporary British Army, and the political and practical consequences of this. Drawing on original research, this informaive volume looks at: * the history and structure of the British Army as a masculine institution * personnel policies which deal with gender issues * the construction of ideas about military masculinities and femininities within the Army * media representations of the figure of the soldier. Using case studies ranging from the exclusion of women from direct combat posts, to the issues surrounding bullying, this book argues that we need a fuller, more nuanced assessment of gender issues in the military that moves beyond the simplistic ideas about women's and men's 'natural' capacities for soldiering.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415392563
ISBN-10: 041539256X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ms Rachel Woodward

Rachel Woodward is Reader in Critical Geography at Newcastle University. She is the author of Military Geographies (2004) and of numerous scholarly articles on military geographical and sociological issues. Trish Winter is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sunderland. She is the author of a number of articles on military representation and gender issues in the Armed Forces.

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Sexing the Soldier by Ms Rachel Woodward
Paperback, July 2007