World War I and the Very Deliberately Masculine Way of Understanding Politics Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2014

start page

  • 79

end page

  • 97


  • 19

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1137-0734

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1988-3056


  • The purpose of this paper is to show "the deliberately masculine modes of behavior "(Clark, 2014:413) that the protagonists of World War I, all of them men, displayed in the moments previous to the war and during the development of this conflict. A war in which women have a secondary role, although they started doing jobs previously reserved exclusively for men, and differently from earlier ones " it was searching for unlimited goals" (Hobsbawm, 1995:37). For some, World War I was fatally unavoidable, for others there was an urgent need for it. (Hastings, 2014:37).