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Author Smaal, Yorick, author.
Title Sex, soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45 : queer identities in Australia in the Second World War / Yorick Smaal.
Pub Info Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
©2015.
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book jacket
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 Provincetown-Children's  306.76 SMAAL     AVAILABLE
Descript xxi, 250 pages : black and white maps and illustrations ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Genders and sexualities in history
Genders and sexualities in history.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Pt. 1. The Scripts -- 1. Bitch and butch men -- 2. Queer geographies -- Pt. 2. The Services -- 3. Men in uniform -- 4. Confused commanders -- Pt. 3. The State -- 5. Preoccupied policemen -- 6. Disoriented doctors -- Epilogue.
Summary "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, 1939-45 explores how life in and out of uniform shaped Australia's queer identities in the 1940s"--Back cover.
Subject Gay men -- Australia -- Queensland -- History -- 20th century.
Gay men -- New Guinea -- History -- 20th century.
Gay military personnel -- Australia -- Queensland -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Gays.
ISBN 9781349572229
1349572225
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