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Soldatische Angst im Ersten Weltkrieg: Die Karriere eines Gefühls in der Kriegspsychiatrie Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Russlands

Michl, Susanne and Plamper, Jan. 2009. Soldatische Angst im Ersten Weltkrieg: Die Karriere eines Gefühls in der Kriegspsychiatrie Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Russlands. Geschichte und Gesellschaft, 35(2), pp. 209-248. ISSN 0340-613X [Article]

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This article compares the place of fear in French, German, and Russian medical theories of military “trauma”. It focuses on pathogenesis (the importance military psychiatrists accorded to fear in their descriptions of the origins of mental illness), masculinity (the relationship between fear and concepts of manhood), and spatiality (how soldierly fear correlates with specific spaces, such as the trenches or the home front). One of its conclusions is that the professional identity of the military psychiatric profession and its relationship to the state were critical factors in determining a national military psychiatry’s conception of soldierly fear.

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Winner of 2nd Thyssen Prize for best 2009 journal article in the social sciences.

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2009Published

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9633

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09 Jan 2014 15:38

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27 Jun 2017 10:28

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9633

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