Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War

Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War

Sex Soldiers and the South Pacific Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War Military and civilian worlds have an uneasy relationship They inform and intersect with one another in complex and competing ways Sex Soldiers and the South Pacific explores how life in and

  • Title: Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War
  • Author: Yorick Smaal
  • ISBN: 9781137365132
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Military and civilian worlds have an uneasy relationship They inform and intersect with one another in complex and competing ways Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939 45 explores how life in and out of uniform shaped Australia s queer identities in the 1940s Queensland with its massive throngs of local and foreign servicemen provides an unusually detailed tapesMilitary and civilian worlds have an uneasy relationship They inform and intersect with one another in complex and competing ways Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939 45 explores how life in and out of uniform shaped Australia s queer identities in the 1940s Queensland with its massive throngs of local and foreign servicemen provides an unusually detailed tapestry that weaves together the complexities of homoerotic inclination and self expression in Australia and the South Pacific Gender would prove to be the central thread colouring dominant forms of identity for men, youths, and the authorities who responded to their behaviour Effeminate cissies like young Errol, the Australian soldier Vernon and his American lover Jack, Paul the camp caf owner, soldiers like Edgar and Roger who stole intimate moments on an abandoned block by the Brisbane River, Eric and the girls in New Guinea, and the belles and trade among the Americans in Noumea, all reveal how the war and its immediate aftermath shaped contemporary male experiences Together, they show us how men and youths forged new beginnings and possibilities, created circuits of thinking and practice at home and on forward bases, and employed strategies of resistance and negotiation in order to live happy and fulfilling lives.

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    Sadly, I was only a chapter or so into this fascinating book when the library required me to return it. I have hopes of being able to access it elsewhere, and getting further through -- I found the details about erasure of identities to be particularly poignant.

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