A Nation in Barracks: Modern Germany, Military Conscription by Ute Frevert

By Ute Frevert

A country in Barracks exhibits how military-civil family members have advanced in Germany over the past 200 years. This publication investigates how conscription has contributed to instilling a powerful feel of army dedication one of the German public. the writer seems at its dating to nation citizenship, state development, gender formation and the idea that of violence. She starts with the early 19th century, whilst conscription was once first utilized in Prussia and in the beginning met with harsh feedback from all facets of society, and maintains throughout the Germanies of the post-1949 interval. The ebook covers the Prussian version used in the course of global struggle I, the Weimar Republic while no conscription used to be enforced, and the mass army mobilization of the 3rd Reich. all through this distinctive exam, Ute Frevert examines how civil society bargains with institutionalized violence and the way this impacts types of citizenship and gender family.

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Those organising the war were well aware of this vacuum. Even in the run-up to the ‘national levy’, they had drawn on the help of men able to prepare suitable propaganda prior to and during the campaign against Napoleon. 81 However, neither the Prussian king’s official proclamations nor the semi-official calls to arms and patriotic songs were directed at women. 82 It was a new situation for women too. They were hard pressed to find models to follow, except in literature, where the principal figure of identification was provided by Goethe’s Dorothea in his epic poem Hermann and Dorothea.

GStA Berlin-Dahlem, Rep. Y. Nr. 1815; StA Münster, OP Nr. 1816; Reder, Frauenbewegung, pp. 330 ff. 95. StA Münster, OP Nr. 610; Reder, Frauenbewegung, pp. 336–7. 96. Das Volk braucht Licht, pp. 481, 483–4, 486. 97. StA Münster, OP Nr. 1816. – 44 – War, Nation, Gender Images 98. StA Münster, OP Nr. 610: Bericht über den Dortmunder Frauenverein, no date. 99. StA Münster, OP Nr. 1815. 100. StA Münster, OP Nr. 1816. 101. StA Münster, OP Nr. 609: v. 1815. 102. StA Münster, OP Nr. 1815. 103. StA Münster, OP Nr.

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