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Gender and the Great War

Edited by Susan R. Grayzel and Tammy M. Proctor

July 2017

ISBN: 9780190271084

304 pages

In Stock

Price: £25.99



Gender and the Great War provides a global, thematic approach to a century of scholarship on the war, masculinity and femininity, and it constitutes the most up-to-date survey of the topic by well-known scholars in the field.

  • Addresses both feminine and masculine genders in examining the experiences of men and women in the war
  • 2014-2018 is the 100th anniversary of World War I
  • Offers a transnational approach and an example of how historiography works for undergraduate students

About the Author(s)

Edited by Susan R. Grayzel, Professor of History, University of Mississippi, and Tammy M. Proctor, Professor of History, Utah State University

Susan R. Grayzel is a Professor of History and Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her publications include: Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War; Women and the First World War; At Home and Under Fire: Air Raids and Culture in Britain from the Great War to the Blitz; and The First World War: A Brief History with Documents.

Tammy M. Proctor is a Professor and Department Head of History at Utah State University. Her published works include Civilians in a World at War, Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts and Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War.

Table of Contents

    List of Contributors
    Susan R. Grayzel and Tammy M. Proctor
    Chapter 1: Gender and Citizenship
    Kimberly Jensen
    Chapter 2: Gender and Resistance
    Erika Kuhlman
    Chapter 3: Gender and Work
    Deborah Thom
    Chapter 4: Gender and Race
    Richard S. Fogarty
    Chapter 5: Gender and Sexuality
    Ana Carden-Coyne and Laura Doan
    Chapter 6: Gender and Age
    Tammy M. Proctor
    Chapter 7: Gender and Occupation
    Jovana Kneževi?
    Chapter 8: Gender and Everyday Life
    Karen Hunt
    Chapter 9: Gender and Warfare
    Susan R. Grayzel
    Chapter 10: Gender and Violence
    Michelle Moyd
    Chapter 11: Gender and Mourning
    Joy Damousi
    Chapter 12: Gender and Memory
    Karen Petrone
    Chapter 13: The Scholarship of the First World War
    Susan R. Grayzel and Tammy M. Proctor
    Selected Bibliography


"[E]xcellent volume...Gender and the Great Warprovides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the transnational scholarship on the gender dynamics of World War I." - Virginia R. Boynton, The History Teacher

"Gender & the Great Waris a well-integrated anthology which draws together recent scholarship on gender and the First World War, the impact of gender on the war, and the impact of the war on gender.The book's range is indeed impressive and each chapter is so well written that it is a pleasure to read. This is both a useful book, bringing us up to date on the state of this field, and a provocative one. Each chapter concludes with a series of questions and topics for further research to entice more scholars to join the investigation. The authors collectively show us how far our understanding of gender and war have come in recent decades" - Margaret Darrow, H-Diplo

"Gender and the Great War provides a valuable overview and summary of scholarship published in the last decade. The breadth of its contributions, reinforced by the exceptional bibliography, should be especially useful to graduate students interested in understanding how gender analysis enriches our understanding of the cataclysmic effects of the Great War." - Martha Hanna, Journal of Modern History