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

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

by Penny Summerfield
     
 

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… See more details below

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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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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:
9780719044601
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.85(h) x 1.20(d)

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