Gender and Dehumanization in the Spanish Civil War

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Gender and Dehumanization in the Spanish Civil War

Description

L. P. Young Student Center, West Dining and Flag Room
In times of war, enemies are constructed through a process of dehumanization. This process takes on a myriad of different forms which then permeate societies to create an unnatural 'other'. Oftentimes, these 'others' are created using gendered language and depictions. This creation of gendered sides becomes crucial in times of civil war, wherein the assembling of an enemy from fellow citizens is necessary. In this work, I seek to find the ways in which gender was used to dehumanize the enemy during the Spanish Civil War. How does dehumanizing rhetoric exploit gendered thinking? What are some examples of gendered thinking from the time, and how did this inform the ideology of each side? Through analyzing propaganda posters from both the Nationalist and Republican sides of the war, I seek to deepen the understanding of how gender was used to create a sub-human enemy.
Lisa DiGiovanni

Creator

Gagnon, Amie

Date

2016-04-09

Identifier

https://commons.keene.edu/s/KSCArchive/item/21110

Language

eng

Subject

Women's and Gender Studies

Type

Presentation

Provenance

Keene State College

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http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

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