Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2013

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719065750

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Gender and warfare in the twentieth century

Textual representations

Angela K. Smith

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores the way in which issues of gender impacted upon twentieth-century warfare through a range of media, including literature, film, diaries, memoirs and life-writing, oral testimony and letters
  • Ranges from the trenches of the Western Front, through the shell-shocked inter-war years, the civil war in Spain and the battle fronts of World War Two, to the complexities of Vietnam
  • Deals with issues of gender affecting both men AND women and forms an overview of the legacy of twentieth-century warfare
  • Spans the whole twentieth century and looks at Hollywood workings and re-workings of the conflicts discussed