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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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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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Introduction

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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“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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Reports

Publications, Exhibitions and Conferences

Sara Farhan, Paul Fox, and Fakhri Haghani

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 twentieth-century games table in

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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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Ronald de Rooy

as a crusader, a Rambo war hero and a muscular fighting machine. The protagonist in Cannon’s graphic novel Heck is portrayed as a nostalgic former local sports celebrity going through a midlife crisis. Far removed from Dante’s academic and highbrow

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Religious Tourism

Analytical Routes through Multiple Meanings

Emerson Giumbelli

Translator : Jeffrey Hoff

pertinent for stipulating the destination of a pilgrimage. The authors include an extensive list of studies that examine locations of disasters, cemeteries and memorials, places associated with war heroes and artistic personalities, and even shopping centers

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Manuel Stoffers, Blake Morris, Alan Meyer, Younes Saramifar, Andrew Cobbing, Martin Emanuel, Rudi Volti, Caitlin Starr Cohn, Caitríona Leahy, and Sunny Stalter-Pace

directly from the continent, rather than extol hometown war heroes like so many newspapers at this time. There is also some interesting detail on the working lives that accompanied the region’s industrial growth, such as the system of forced labor in the