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Reconsidering the "Tragic" scott expedition: Cheerful masculine home-making in Antarctica, 1910-1913

Strange, Carolyn


Captain Robert Scott and his "doomed" polar party's fearless march to their deaths lingers in popular memory and it continues to inspire gender historians concerned with the construction of imperial heroic masculinity in the pre-War era. Invariably described as "tragic," the expedition appears well suited to analyse British masculinity's association with the stiff upper lip, a capacity to suppress intense emotions of fear and anxiety. However, the documentary record of the entire...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social History
DOI: 10.1093/jsh/shs032


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