Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front

Soviet Women in Combat: A History of Violence on the Eastern Front

by Anna Krylova
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521197341

ISBN-13: 9780521197342

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Explores the unprecedented historical phenomenon of Soviet young women's en masse volunteering for World War II combat in 1941.

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Explores the unprecedented historical phenomenon of Soviet young women's en masse volunteering for World War II combat in 1941.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521197342
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: the woman veteran as a World War II memoirist; Part I. Before the Front, 1930s: 1.A portrait of a young woman as the citizen soldier: the 'prewar generation' in popular culture, in school, and at the shooting range; Part II. On the Way to the Front, 1941–1945: 2. 'And this is exactly who we are - soldiers!': women volunteers, local authorities, and the Stalinist government in 1941; 3. The exceptional mobilization of 1941: the making of a female combat collective by state order; 4. New gender landscapes for the army: from grassroots enlistments to the state-run mobilizations of 1942–1945; Part III. At the Front, 1941–1945: 5. Partners in violence: the woman soldier and the machine in the 1941 trenches; 6. 'To be a woman-commander - that was great!': remechanizing and regendering in the Red Army, 1942–1945; 7. Bonded by combat: women and men sharing violence, authority, and romance in mechanized warfare, 1942–1945; Conclusion; Appendix.

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