Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe

Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe

by Nancy M. Wingfield, Maria Bucur

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253111937
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 05/09/2006
Series: Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Nancy M. Wingfield is Associate Professor of History at Northern Illinois
University. She is co-author of Return to Diversity: A Political History of East
Central Europe since World War II and co-editor (with Maria Bucur) of Staging the
Past: The Politics of Commemoration in Habsburg Central Europe, 1848 to the

Maria Bucur is John W. Hill Associate Professor of
History at Indiana University and author of Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria BucurPart I. Challenging Gender Roles/Restoring Order2. "Female Generals" and "Siberian Angels": Aristocratic Nurses and the Austro-Hungarian POW Relief Alon Rachamimov3. Civilizing the Soldier in Postwar Austria Maureen Healy4. Between Red Army and White Guard: Women in Budapest, 1919 Eliza AblovatskiPart II. Gendered Collaborating and Resisting5. Dumplings and Domesticity: Women, Collaboration, and Resistance in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Melissa Feinberg6. Denouncers and Fraternizers: Gender, Collaboration, and Retribution in Bohemia and Moravia during World War II and After Benjamin Frommer7. Family, Gender, and Ideology in World War II Latvia Mara LazdaPart III. Remembering War: Gendered Bodies, Gendered Stories8. Kosovo Maiden(s): Serbian Women Commemorate the Wars of National Liberation, 1912 - 1918 Melissa Bokovoy9. Women's Stories as Sites of Memory: Gender and Remembering Romania's World Wars Maria Bucur10. The Nation's Pain and Women's Shame: Polish Women and Wartime Violence Katherine R. Jolluck11. "The Alienated Body": Gender Identity and the Memory of the Siege of Leningrad Lisa A. Kirschenbaum

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Laurie Stoff

"This volume is an impressive collection of articles that will appeal to those interested in the history of eastern Europe, war and the war experience, both world wars, and gender and women's studies. The articles successfully reassess the traditional dichotomy of war historiography that separates male and female experiences based on front line and home front divisions, respectively. Thus, the contributors to this collection aspire to do more than just "gender the front" but to gender the entire war experience. This is an important task for general understanding of war, especially in Eastern Europe, where there is a significant dearth of such scholarship."--(Laurie Stoff, Assistant Professor of History, Louisiana Tech University)

Malgorzata Fidelis

"[E]ngaging read . . . a remarkable scholarly accomplishment . . . a marvelous job . . . a pioneering study . . . essential reading . . . excellent text for undergraduate and graduate classes."--(Malgorzata Fidelis, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago)

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