Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 January 2017

400 Pages | 21 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526100696

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Men in reserve

British civilian masculinites in the Second World War

First Edition

Juliette Pattinson, Arthur McIvor, and Linsey Robb

Published by Manchester University Press

Cultural History of Modern War MUP

  • First nationwide study of the reserved occupations, drawing on English, Welsh and Scottish sources
  • Makes a genuine contribution to the historiography of the Home Front by focusing on an overlooked yet highly significant group
  • Generates a wealth of new oral history material as well as bringing together for the first time a wide range of autobiographical, archival, visual and filmic sources
  • Provides a nuanced analysis of wartime masculinities that challenges the widely-held view of civilian emasculation

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