Gender, Labour, War and Empire: Essays on Modern Britain

Gender, Labour, War and Empire: Essays on Modern Britain

by Philippa Levine, Susan R. Grayzel
     
 

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Gender, Labour, War and Empire offers a collection of original essays by a lively mix of scholars interested in the cultures of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Topics range from prostitution and early nineteenth-century slavery to responses to interracial marriage in the postwar era. In particular, the volume focuses on the Second World War and its

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Gender, Labour, War and Empire offers a collection of original essays by a lively mix of scholars interested in the cultures of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. Topics range from prostitution and early nineteenth-century slavery to responses to interracial marriage in the postwar era. In particular, the volume focuses on the Second World War and its aftermath, including its effects on decolonization. Inspired by the work of Sonya O. Rose, it provides a critical examination of how studies of gender, labour and war have transformed the history of modern imperial Britain.

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'This elegant volume not only celebrates one of the most influential social historians of our time, but offers a compelling and up to date historiographical treatment of the most important trends in British history over the last generation.' - Nicoletta F. Gullace, University of New Hampshire, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230265981
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/12/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
734 KB

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH BUETTNER Senior Lecturer in History, University of York, UK
BECKY E. CONEKIN Senior Research Fellow, the London College of Fashion, UK
DENNIS DWORKIN Lecturer in British and Irish History, the University of Nevada, USA
GEOFF ELEY Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
JAMES EPSTEIN Lecturer in History, Vanderbilt University, USA
LAURA L. FRADER Professor of History, Northeastern University, USA, and Senior Associate in Residence, the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, USA
MARTIN FRANCIS Henry R. Winkler Associate Professor of Modern History, the University of Cincinnati, USA
SUSAN R. GRAYZEL Associate Professor of History, the University of Mississippi, USA
PHILIPPA LEVINE Professor of History, the University of Southern California, USA
ALICE RITSCHERLE Assistant Professor of History, Stony Brook University, USA
HAROLD L. SMITH Professor of History at the University of Houston-Victoria, USA
PENNY SUMMERFIELD Professor of Modern History, the University of Manchester, UK
ANGELA WOOLLACOTT Professor of Modern History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

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