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

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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.

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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

University of Michigan
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: National Identity and Citizenship 1
2 'With Axe Large and Gory': The Wartime Nation and Class 29
3 'Good-Time' Girls and Quintessential Aliens 71
4 'Be Truly Feminine': Contradictory Obligations and Ambivalent Representations 107
5 Temperate Heroes: Masculinity on the Home Front 151
6 Geographies of the Nation 197
7 'The End is Bound to Come': Race, Empire, and Nation 239
8 Conclusions and Afterthoughts 285
Bibliography 295
Index 319
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