War And Society, 1914-1945

HIS 121-001

Instructor: 
Philip R Harling
Start Date: 
01/09/19
End Date: 
05/02/19
Semester: 
Spring 2019
Room: 
RM.OB7
Building: 
Patterson Office Tower
Meeting time: 
MWF 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Credits: 
3.0

Course Description

?Total War? in the 20th century exerted a profound impact on social relations in a great many ways. This course provides you with the opportunity to think long and hard about the social impact of ?total? warfare, from a transnational perspective. We will explore a number of social and cultural themes as they relate to the two World Wars, such as: the impact of total war on gender relations; military technology and ethics; the demonization of the enemy; war-time propaganda; the roots of the welfare state within the warfare state; and the postwar efforts to come to terms with the atrocities of total war.

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