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Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

Tom Digby


Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called “battle of the sexes” is intensified by the use of misogyny to encourage men and boys to conform to the demands of masculinity. These are among this book's fascinating insights, which describe the making and manipulation of gender in militaristic societies and the sweeping consequences for men and women in their personal, romantic, sexual, and professional lives. Drawing on cross-cultural comparisons and examples from popular media, including ... More

Keywords: masculinity, femininity, battle of the sexes, misogyny, gender, militaristic societies, sports culture, bangbus, pornography, internet trolls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168410
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168410.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Digby, author
Springfield College