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Gendered Images and Soviet Subjects

How the Komsomol Archive Enriched My Understanding of Gender in Soviet War Culture

Adrienne M. Harris

of Russia’s most beloved war heroes. The image of Kosmodemianskaia’s body and the narrative of her podvig (“feat” or “exploit”) unified the Soviet citizenry in anguish and rage and motivated her compatriots to fight more fiercely and to work harder

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To Be or Not to Be a Hero

Recognition and Citizenship among Disabled Veterans of the Sri Lankan Army

Matti Weisdorf and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

victimhood. Drawing on theories of recognition and narrativity, we investigate how they experience the transition from war to peace from their double and ambiguous citizen status as both war heroes and impaired men, and how they perceive and co-create their

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“Let Us Be Giants”

Masculinity Nostalgia and Military Edutainment in South Asian War Comics

Tehmina Pirzada

series of comic books depicting British and American war heroes. There aren't many inspiring comic books about our war heroes” ( Kumar 2012 ). Seeing his effort as a means of “‘conscience raising’ among young Indian boys,” Kumar (2012) depicts the

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

, Kind-Kovacs, and Bernasconi's anthology includes a few gender-sensitive contributions on midwifery, women's alcoholism, and politics of reproduction but does not explore issues of masculinity in the chapters focusing on war heroes. In other words

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The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

, theorizing and describing the role of digital memory. Wars are normally framed and remembered as dichotomies of a violent conflict between a “victor” versus an “enemy.” Each side of the conflict decides who is a war hero, a martyr, and/or a casualty, who is

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Walking to Write

Following Patrick Leigh Fermor across Europe

David Wills

Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn (London: Nicholas Brealey, 2014), 330 pp. ISBN: 978-1-85788-617-7, $17.95 (paperback). There have been many literary tributes to the celebrated British traveler, writer, and war hero of Nazi-occupied Greece, Sir

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“Such a Poor Finish”

Illegitimacy, Murder, and War Veterans in England, 1918-1923

Ginger S. Frost

against illegitimate children; postwar gender roles; differing perspectives of violent veterans in the press, judiciary, and the police; and continuity and change in the criminal justice system. The War Hero Thomas Pole was a miner in Nottinghamshire when

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Islamic Biopolitics during Pandemics in Russia

Intertextuality of Religious, Medical and Political Discourses

Sofya A. Ragozina

over ‘the brown plague of national and racial superiority, which our ancestors won in that war’ ( Zaripov 2020 ) and to indicate that there was ‘a new plague at our doorstep – an infectious one ( Mukhetdinov 2020a ). War heroes were compared with

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Publications, Exhibitions and Conferences

Sara Farhan, Paul Fox, and Fakhri Haghani

at odds with the cultural fluidities and hybridisations of a transnational world. Nevertheless, Javan assumes the Qajar bling of Soudi and Her Family: Immigration 2001 , the reproduction of a nineteenth-century British Crimean war hero above a

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Ambivalent Anticipations

On Soldierly Becomings in the Desert of the Real

Thomas Randrup Pedersen

: who doesn't want to be a war hero [laughs]? 6 In this account, Svendborg, we can say, engages with the future along the two plotlines that I have sketched out above: ‘the passion’ and ‘the desert’, each unfolding along different temporalities