Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe
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Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe by Nancy M. Wingfield
Book DescriptionThis volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the subjective nature of wartime experience and its representations. While historians have long equated the fighting front with the masculine and the home front with the feminine, the contributors challenge these dichotomies, demonstrating that they are based on culturally embedded assumptions about heroism and sacrifice. Major themes include the ways in which wartime experiences challenge traditional gender roles; postwar restoration of gender order; collaboration and resistance; the body; and memory and commemoration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218445
(231mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 9-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nancy M. Wingfield
Return to Diversity, Hardback (December 2007)
An engaging and straightforward political narrative, the book is organised chronologically, in a country-by-country format that makes information easily accessible to students. Each section features comments summarising and examining the most important themes of Eastern Europe during the rise and fall of Communism.
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In a perspective on the formation of national identity in Central Europe, this book analyzes what many historians have treated separately - the construction of the Czech and German nations - as a larger single phenomenon.
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Author Biography - Nancy M. Wingfield
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 Present. Maria Bucur is John W. Hill Associate Professor of History at Indiana University and author of Eugenics and Modernization in Interwar Romania.
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