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George Lipsitz

A social warrant is a collectively sanctioned understanding of obligations and entitlements that has the force of law, even though it is rarely written down. Social warrants author and authorize new ways of knowing and new ways of being; they challenge and transform what is permitted and what is forbidden. The social warrant of the Fourteenth Amendment opened the door to equality for many more people than the slaves and their descendants. Yet the triumph of abolition democracy did not destroy the regime of white male propertied power. Social warrants do not only succeed one another, they answer one another, contest one another, and constrain one another. The social warrant of white male Protestant propertied power in the United States is not simply the mal-distribution of rights, resources, and recognition, but also a systemic structured advantage, a way of life and a world view. Most important at this particular moment of danger, the social warrant of white male Protestant propertied power perpetuates itself through state sponsorship of spectacle, sensation, and sentiment connected to the war on terrorism.

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Mark McKinney, Jennifer Howell, Ross William Smith and David Miranda Barreiro

David Kunzle, Cham: The Best Comic Strips and Graphic Novelettes, 1839–1862 (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2019). 566 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4968-1618-4 ($90)

Tatiana Prorokova and Nimrod Tal, eds, Cultures of War in Graphic Novels: Violence, Trauma, and Memory (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2018). 237 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8135-9095-0 ($29.95)

Stephen E. Tabachnick, ed., The Cambridge Companion to The Graphic Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1-107-51971-8 (£21.99)

Louie Dean Valencia-García, Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1-350-03847-9 ($114)

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Negotiating Intimacy in the Shadow of War (France, 1914-1920s)

New Perspectives in the Cultural History of World War I

Bruno Cabanes

Over the past twenty years, the cultural and social history of the Great War has undergone a profound revitalization and given rise to new areas of research, such as the history of the body and of violence, the relationships between the front lines and the home front, the “cultures of war,“ and religious feeling. At the heart of this approach is an interest in intimacy, or the private life of soldiers and their relationships with their loved ones, an area that has been explored thanks to a new focus on personal archives: letters, diaries, photographs. Taking wartime France as its example, this article analyzes the contributions of this new history of World War I and assesses its methodological issues. The Great War can thus be seen in its full measure, not only as the first conflict conducted on a global scale, but also as a true anthropological turning point, one that caused tremendous upheaval for those who lived through it: new kinds of violence on the battlefields, new mourning rituals, unfamiliar difficulties in reconnecting with private life in the aftermath of the war.

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“Be Prepared!” (But Not Too Prepared)

Scouting, Soldiering, and Boys’ Roles in World War I

Lucy Andrew

would spur them on to join the army as soon as they reached the minimum age of enlistment. Michael Paris identifies the growth, by the early twentieth century, of “the pleasure culture of war,” which “imbued Britain’s youth with a romantic view of war

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Hiroaki Seki

committed writer. Tracing the evolution of this multifaceted figure in Sartre’s thought allows us to better evaluate Sartre’s secret passion for Cassandra. Keywords: Cassandra, veil, culture of war, Greek tragedy, romanticism, pessimism, Les Troyennes

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Sine Dolore

Relative Painlessness in Shakespeare’s Laughter at War

Daniel Derrin

funny – is attributable to the fact that it is structured as a space sine dolore , through the prism of the boy, without losing for one moment its empathetic but critical focus on the broader culture of war in ancient Rome. Even before the comic image