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Prescriptions for Peace: The Pathological Enmification of Germany and Japan, 1942-1945

Toon, Wendy ORCID: (2007) Prescriptions for Peace: The Pathological Enmification of Germany and Japan, 1942-1945. In: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Academic Staff Seminar. (Unpublished)

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The “medical model” of enemy image creation, of diagnosis and cure, viewed the German and Japanese nations as suffering from a variety of afflictions either related to their psychological, psychiatric, cultural, or biological makeup. Through the systematic invocation of the image of the enemy as disease this model provided a diagnosis, prognosis and prescription for Germany and Japan. This paper demonstrates that, despite the subsequent dismissal of the significance of many of these wartime studies, the images of the enemy that they created, and the cure that they recommended, did have an impact in prescribing the peace.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
E History America > E151 United States (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Wendy Toon
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2022 12:25
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2022 12:25

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