Military masculinities and imperial masculinities: The inter-war years in France and recruitment to la Coloniale

Nicola Cooper

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    Abstract

    AbstractThis article examines the congruences and incongruences between imperial and military masculinities in brochures and images that were deployed in a recruitment drive to the Coloniale in inter-war France. It argues that changes in imperial objectives and thence iconography following World War I forced a shift away from traditional militaristic imagery in recruitment, giving place to a sanitized and domesticated portrait both of empire, and of military roles and identities therein.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)295-305
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of War & Culture Studies
    Volume5
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • COLONIAL TROOPS
    • ICONOGRAPHY
    • IMPERIALISM
    • INTER-WAR FRANCE
    • LA COLONIALE
    • MASCULINITIES

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