Drawing together the broad range of theoretical issues posed in the new study of masculinity, contributors from diverse backgrounds address in this volume the different disciplinary roots of theories of masculinity - sociology, psychoanalysis, ethnography, and inequality studies. Subsequent chapters theoretically model many issues central to the study of men - power, ethnicity, feminism, homophobia - or develop theoretical explanations of some of the institutions most closely identified with men including the military and the men's movement.
Chapter 9: Theater of War: Combat, the Military, and Masculinities
Theater of War: Combat, the Military, and Masculinities
I found it very difficult to speak to my wife about my experiences. The only way that I could ever let her know how I felt was actually to tell the story to other people but to make sure that she was within earshot, and I consciously did this on several occasions. This conflict has been working on inside me for some time, but I'm glad to say I've managed to get it out and tell her exactly how I felt, and I feel better for it.
I was left with the feeling of the absurdity of war. It's a message that has been said many times before. War is ...