Grief in Wartime: Private Pain, Public Discourse / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Palgrave Macmillan UK
An examination of private narratives of loss in wartime and publicly legitimized forms of grieving. Drawing on sources such as diaries, poetry and weblogs and using gender as an analytic category, the book looks at men's and women's experiences of war 'at home' and 'at the front' and spans the two World Wars, the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
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About the Author
CAROL ACTON is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at St Jerome's University, Waterloo, Canada. Her primary research area is gender and war. She has published on Vera Brittain's wartime correspondence and on nurses' writing from the First World War and the Vietnam War.
Table of ContentsContents Acknowledgements Illustrations Introduction PART 1: WAR AND GRIEF 'AT HOME' For Women Must Weep Grieving the 'Good' War Vietnam: The War at Home PART 2: WAR AND GRIEF AT THE 'FRONT' Mourning and Combat: 'No One Sings Lully, Lully ' 'Can't face the graves today': Nurses Mourn at the Western Front Vietnam: Bringing Home the Front Epilogue 'Mother to Mother': the War in Iraq Notes to Chapters Bibliography Index