Which People's War?: National Identity and Citizenship in Wartime Britain 1939-1945 / Edition 1

Which People's War?: National Identity and Citizenship in Wartime Britain 1939-1945 / Edition 1

by Sonya O. Rose
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199273170

ISBN-13: 9780199273171

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

What did it mean to be British during the 'People's War'? Professor Rose uses material from newspapers, diaries, novels and letters to examine popular notions of citizenship on the home front. She shows that what we now mean by 'identity politics' was alive and well in the 1940s and that any singular conception of 'Britishness' was extremely fragile.

Overview

What did it mean to be British during the 'People's War'? Professor Rose uses material from newspapers, diaries, novels and letters to examine popular notions of citizenship on the home front. She shows that what we now mean by 'identity politics' was alive and well in the 1940s and that any singular conception of 'Britishness' was extremely fragile.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199273171
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,272,979
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: National Identity and Citizenship
2. 'Who Killed Cock Robin?': The Wartime Nation and Class
3. 'Good-time' Girls and Quintessential Aliens
4. 'Be Truly Feminine': Contradictory Obligations and Ambivalent Representations
5. Temperate Heroes: Masculinity on the Home Front
6. Geographies of the Nation
7. 'The End is Bound to Come': Race, Empire, and Nation
8. Conclusions and Afterthoughts

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