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Title: ‘Commando Consciousness’ and Criminality in Post-Second World War Fiction
Authors: Stewart, Victoria
First Published: 2-Aug-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Journal of War and Culture Studies, 2017, 10 (2), pp. 165-177
Abstract: Commandos had a high profile role in the British war effort during the Second World War, and in the years following a number of popular literary representations engaged with the potentially dangerous masculinity of these special forces through a consideration of what happens when Commandos return to civilian society. In many examples, former Commandos become involved in criminal activity and debates about the consequences of training men to kill thus intersect with wider concerns about the causes and prevalence of crime in postwar Britain. It is when Commandos or former Commandos come into contact with the forces of law and order that their anomalous and threatening characteristics are brought into focus and, superficially at least, controlled.
DOI Link: 10.1080/17526272.2016.1215683
ISSN: 1752-6272
eISSN: 1752-6280
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is under an 18 month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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