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'Doing' masculinity; Enactments of masculinity and manliness in drawings of rifles and bayonets in the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1918

Gallagher, Emily


During the First World War, a number of Australian soldiers used drawing as a way to communicate and record their experiences of active service. As  a  neglected body of archival material, these drawings offer unique insights into how men of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) understood and conceptualised their masculinity and manliness while abroad. In  this study, I analyse depictions of rifles and bayonets in 91 drawings by Australian soldiers to explore the ways in which a number of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: ANU Undergraduate Research Journal
DOI: 10.22459/AURJ.08.2016.05
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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