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The Great Adventure : Male Desire and the Coming of World War I - Michael Adams

The Great Adventure

Male Desire and the Coming of World War I

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Published: 22nd November 1990
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In 1914 Europe descended into a slaughter unlike anything that had been seen before. Yet, far from seeing the conflict as a tragedy, many men welcomed it as a healthy development for society, a relief from peace. The Great Adventure explores the intellectual trends that made war seem a natural and high expression of social values. This is not a book about the specific causes of World War I, but a study of the mood in which it could take place.

What the book uncovers is a complex of deeply ingrained attitudes about manhood, sex, power, maturity, boredom, and war that defined a culture in which war came to be seen as a positive option. Although the book focuses on attitudes in Great Britain and the United States of nearly a century ago, it makes a remarkably contemporary statement about men, women, and the culture of war., reviewing a previous edition or volume

ISBN: 9780253301369
ISBN-10: 025330136X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 22nd November 1990
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45