Reconstructing Womens Wart: Discourse and Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War

Reconstructing Womens Wart: Discourse and Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War

by Penny Summerfield
     
 

Examines the effects of the Second World War on women's sense of themselves. Using oral history it explores the interaction between cultural representations of men and women in the war, and women's own narratives of their wartime lives.See more details below

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Examines the effects of the Second World War on women's sense of themselves. Using oral history it explores the interaction between cultural representations of men and women in the war, and women's own narratives of their wartime lives.

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Addressing women's personal experiences and understandings of WWII, this volume develops an analysis of memories of wartime as gendered products of an interplay between discourse and subjectivity. The volume's seven chapters include war work and feminine identity; wartime masculinities and gender relations; demobilization and discourses on women's work; and WWII and narratives of personal change. Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780719044618
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

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