The sexual economy of war : discipline and desire in the U.S. Army

Byers, Andrew, author

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  • Creator Andrew Byers
  • Format Books
  • Publication Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (x, 278 pages)
  • ISBNs 9781501736452, 1501736450, 1501736469, 9781501736469, 9781501736445
  • OCLC on1050141894


  • "Discusses how during the first four decades of the twentieth century the U.S. Army regulated almost all forms of sexual behavior and expressions by soldiers and uses the concept of a sexual economy of war to highlight the interconnectedness of everything from homosexuality to rape and sexual violence"-- Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction : society, sexuality, and the U.S. Army in the early twentieth-century -- "Conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the military service" : Fort Riley, Kansas, 1898-1940 -- "Benevolent assimilation" and the dangers of the tropics : the American occupation of the Philippines, 1898-1918 -- "Come back clean" : Camp Beauregard and the Commission on Training Camp Activities (ctca) in Louisiana, 1917-1919 -- "Complete continence is wholly possible" : the U.S. Army in France and Germany, 1917-1923 -- The "racial (and sexual) maelstrom" in Hawaii, 1909-1940 -- Conclusion : ongoing concerns with soldiers' sexualities and sexual cultures
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