Material Masculinities: Archaeology of a World War II Italian Prisoner of War Camp

Author(s): Jodi Barnes

Year: 2016

Summary

Camp Monticello, a World War II prisoner of war camp located in rural Arkansas, housed 3,000 Italian enlisted men, officers, and generals. As a military institution and a homosocial space, Camp Monticello provides a lens into the social construction of masculinity and the intersections of class, gender, and cultural difference in the 1940s. This paper will deconstruct heteronormative white maleness and explore the ways that gendered and cultural identities were both maintained and performed through materiality as the prisoners of war interacted with each other and camp personnel.

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Material Masculinities: Archaeology of a World War II Italian Prisoner of War Camp. Jodi Barnes. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434569)

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Temporal Keywords
20th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 639