“Men of Frontier Experience”: Yukoners, Frontier Masculinity, and the First World War

  • Peter Kikkert Sheridan College
  • P. Whitney Lackenbauer St. Jerome's University

Abstract

The Northern Review 44 (2017): 209–242

During the First World War, the Dawson Daily News actively produced a localized version of frontier masculinity that was used to define the manly characteristics of the Yukon’s soldiers. In editorials and stories, local articulations of Anglo-Saxon frontier masculinity connected to broader imperial tropes, but also adopted distinctive forms that reflected how Yukoners imagined their particular identities. Utilizing this local newspaper coverage, this article explores how Yukoners understood masculinity, how they tied that masculinity to the war effort and how it shaped their experience of the war. This article is part of a special collection of papers originally presented at a conference on “The North and the First World War,” held May 2016 in Whitehorse, Yukon.

https://doi.org/10.22584/nr44.2017.010

Author Biographies

Peter Kikkert, Sheridan College
Professor of Public History
P. Whitney Lackenbauer, St. Jerome's University
Professor of History
Published
2017-04-18
How to Cite
KIKKERT, Peter; LACKENBAUER, P. Whitney. “Men of Frontier Experience”: Yukoners, Frontier Masculinity, and the First World War. Northern Review, [S.l.], n. 44, p. 209–242, apr. 2017. ISSN 1929-6657. Available at: <https://thenorthernreview.ca/index.php/nr/article/view/635>. Date accessed: 18 oct. 2021.
Section
The North and the First World War

Keywords

Frontier Masculinity; Anglo-Saxonism; First World War; Yukon