Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer



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

  1. Anna Hepworth Anna Hepworth says:

    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.


  2. Wolfram-Jaymes VonKeesing Wolfram-Jaymes VonKeesing says:

    A real eye opener, this one I was amazed to discover a community of queer men thriving in pre war Brisbane and the effects left on our way of life by the American occupation Some stories you ll want to believethan others, but rest assure Smaal s sources are reliable I found it pleasurable and informative, and recommend flicking through it in whatever order appeals to you most.


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Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War [Reading] ➾ Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War By Yorick Smaal – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 out of Military and and the PDF Í 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 out of uniform shaped Australia s queer identities in the s Queensland Sex, Soldiers Kindle - 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 Soldiers and the Kindle Ö 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.