The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory and Wartime Bereavement in Australia / Edition 1by Joy Damousi
Pub. Date: 06/28/1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Labour of Loss explores how mothers, fathers, widows, relatives and friends dealt with their experiences of grief and loss during and after the First and Second World Wars. Based on an examination of private loss through letters and diaries, this study makes a significant contribution to understanding how people came to terms with the deaths of friends and family. Unlike other studies in this area, The Labour of Loss considers how mourning affected men and women in different ways, and analyzes the gendered dimensions of grief.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series, #7
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)
Table of ContentsPart I. The First World War: 1. Theatres of grief, theatres of loss; 2. The sacrificial mother; 3. A father's loss; 4. The war widow and the cost of memory; 5. Returned limbless soldiers: identity through loss; Part II. The Second World War: 6. Absence as loss on the homefront and the battlefront; 7. Grieving mothers; 8. A war widow's mourning.
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