Women's Autobiographies on the Cold War and Wars of Decolonization

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • Cold War (1946–91)
  • Arab-Israeli Conflicts (1947–)
  • War of Indonesian Independence (1945–49)
  • Korean War (1950–53)
  • African Wars for Independence (1952–)
  • Algerian War (1954–62)
  • Indochina Wars (1946–79)

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Abdo-Zubi, Nahla. Women in Israel: Race, Gender and Citizenship. London: Zed Books, 2011.
Accad, Evelyne. Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East. New York: New York University Press, 1990.

Contents: 1. Sexuality and sexual politics: conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women. 2. An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon. 3. Hanan al-Shaykh: despair, resignation, masochism, and madness. 4. Etel Adnan: courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice. 5. Andrée Chedid: determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity. 6. Active nonviolence versus victimization. 7. Tawfiq Yusuf Awwa : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny. 8. Halim Barakat: despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism. 9.

Acton, Carol, and Jane Potter. Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Afshar, Haleh, and Deborah Eade. Development, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2003.
Agnew, Vanessa, and Jonathan Lamb. Settler and Creole Reenactment. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Al-Ali, Nadje, and Nicola Pratt. Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives. London: Zed Books, 2009.
Alastuey, Eduardo Bericat. El Movimiento Social de Mujeres y su Aporte a la Construcción del Enfoque de Género en los Acuerdos de Paz con las FARC en Colombia: Un Cambio en el Paradigma In Departamento de Psicología Social, Edited by Trinidad Núñez Domínguez and Margarita María Di Ardila. Vol. Masters. Sevilla, Spain: Universidad de Sevilla, 2018.
Alcalde, Ángel, and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas. War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory In Routledge studies in modern history. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
The Routledge History of Western Empires, Edited by Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
Women in African Colonial Histories, Edited by Jean Marie Musi Allman, Susan Geiger and Nakanyike Mussi. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Allyn, David. Make Love, Not War: The Sexual Revolution, an Unfettered History. Boston, Mass: Little, Brown, 2000.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
Amrane-Minne, Danièle Djamila. Des femmes dans la guerre d'Algérie: Entretiens. Paris: Karthala, 1994.
Anderson, David. Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of the Empire. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.
Angom, Sidonia. Women in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Uganda. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
Aning, Kwesi, Volker Boege, Anne M. Brown, and Charles T. Hunt. Exploring Peace Formation: Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States In Studies in conflict, development and peacebuilding. London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Applegate, Celia, and Pamela Maxine Potter. Music and German National Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
War and Women Across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences, Edited by Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Atkin, Nicholas. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Atwood, Kathryn J. Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2018.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. "Introduction: Thirteen Propositions about Propaganda." In The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo, 1-16. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Auga, Ulrike, and Christina von Braun. Gender in Conflicts: Palestine, Israel, Germany. Münster, Germany: Lit, 2006.
Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Azkue, Irantzu Mendia. La División Sexual del Trabajo por la Paz: Género y Rehabilitación Posbélica en El Salvador y Bosnia-Herzegovina In (Estado y sociedad). Madrid, Spain: Tecnos, D.L., 2014.
Baader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Babic, Annessa. America's Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present. Lanham, United States: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
Baechler, Jean, and Marion Trévisi. La guerre et les femmes. Paris: Hermann, 2018.
Baldwin, Kate A. The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: From Sokol'niki Park to Chicago's South Side. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2016.
Bange, Oliver, and Poul Villaume. The Long Détente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s-1980s. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017.
Bardsley, Jan. Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Barnett, Michael. Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Barnett, Michael, and Thomas G. Weiss. Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread. Milton Park, U.K.: Routledge, 2011.

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