Reconstructing Women's Wartime Lives: Discourse and Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War

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Manchester University Press, 1998 - History - 338 pages
RECONSTRUCTING WOMEN'S WARTIME LIVES is about the effects of the Second War War on women's sense of themselves. At the heart of the book is the dichotomy of women who heroically held men's jobs and women who stoically endured the pressures and privations of war at home. These personal accounts reveal the often unexpected ways in which women reconstructed their wartime lives.
 

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Contents

mothers
43
war work and feminine
77
Wartime masculinities and gender relations
115
Feminine bonding and the maintenance
161
Demobilisation and discourses of womens
197
The Second World War and narratives
251
Announcements of the project in womens
297
Bibliography
313
Index
326
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Penny Summerfield is Professor of Women's History at Manchester University

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