Battle of Brisbane – Australian masculinity under threat

Miller, Danielle (2010) Battle of Brisbane – Australian masculinity under threat. Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes, 2009-2010 .

Author Miller, Danielle
Title Battle of Brisbane – Australian masculinity under threat
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-11-15
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 2009-2010
Total pages 2
Editor Peter Spearritt
Marion Stell
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject Original Creative Work - Other
Abstract When thinking of the great battlefields of World War II it is Stalingrad’s rooftops, London’s skyline and the jungles of Burma that come to mind, not the sleepy 'big country town' of Brisbane. But it was on Brisbane's streets, between 26 and 28 November 1942, that a legendary battle occurred between American and Australian soldiers, fuelled by tension over access to Australian women. As Michael Sturma wrote in 1989, women themselves became ‘disputed territory’ as the latent hostilities of wartime boiled over.
Keyword Americans
Jealousy
World War II
Masculinity
Military
Violence
War
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 07 Mar 2011, 10:57:40 EST by Dr Danielle Miller on behalf of School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry