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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Jarausch, Konrad H. Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015.
Jarausch, Konrad H., Christian F. Ostermann, and Andreas Etges. The Cold War: Historiography, Memory, Representation. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017.
Jauffret, Jean-Charles. Des hommes et des femmes en guerre d’Algérie. Paris, France: Autrement, 2003.
Jeffords, Susan. The Remasculinization of America: Gender and the Vietnam War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Jiménez, Iván Molina, and David Díaz Arias. El Verdadero Anticomunismo: Política, Género y Guerra Fría en Costa Rica (1948-1973). San José, Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad Estatal a Distancia, 2017.
Johnson, David K. The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Jones, Adam. Genocide, War Crimes and the West: History and Complicity. London: Zed Books, 2004.
Jones, Adam. Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction. London: Routledge, 2006.
Jones, Ellen. Red Army and Society: A Sociology of the Soviet Military. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1985.
Joseph, Suad. Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East. Syracuse, U.S.A.: Syracuse University Press, 2000.
Judt, Tony. Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945. New York: Penguin Press, 2005.
Judt, Tony. "The Past is Another Country: Myth and Memory in Postwar Europe." Daedalus 121, no. 4 (1992): 83-118.
Kanogo, Tabitha. "Kikuyu Women and the Politics of Protest: Mau Mau." In Images of Women in Peace and War: Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspectives, edited by Sharon Ardener Macdonald, Holden, Pat and Shirley Ardener, 87-102. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
Katz, Katarina. Gender, Work, and Wages in the Soviet Union: A Legacy of Discrimination. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Katz, Sheila H. Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalism. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2003.
Kaufman, Joyce P., and Kristen P. Williams. Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2013.
Kay, Rebecca. Gender, Equality and Difference During and After State Socialism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Kelley, Caroline E. Women Writing War: The Life-Writing of the Algerian "moudjahidate". Oxford: Peter Lang , 2020.
Keohane, Jennifer. Communist Rhetoric and Feminist Voices in Cold War America. Lanham, MA: Lexington Books, 2018.
Keylor, William R. A World of Nations: The International Order since 1945. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Khazaal, Natalie. Pretty Liar: Television, Language, and Gender in Wartime Lebanon. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2018.
Kieran, David, and Edwin A. Martini. At War: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond In War culture. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2018.
Kindsvatter, Peter. American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003.
Knauer, Christine. Let Us Fight As Free Men: Black Soldiers and Civil Rights. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
Koikari, Mire. Cold War Encounters in US-occupied Okinawa: Women, Militarized Domesticity and Transnationalism in East Asia. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Koikari, Mire. Pedagogy of Democracy: Feminism and the Cold War in the U.S. Occupation of Japan. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008.
Kolas, Ashlid. Women, Peace and Security in Nepal: from Civil War to Post-conflict Reconstruction. New York, United States: Routeledge, 2017.
Koliopoulos, Giannēs. Plundered Loyalties: World War II and Civil War in Greek West Macedonia. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
Kon, Igor S. The Sexual Revolution in Russia: From the Age of the Czars to Today. New York: The Free Press, 1995.
Kort, Michael. The Vietnam War Re-Examined. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
D. Kousoulas, George. Revolution and Defeat: The Story of the Greek Communist Party. London: Oxford University Press, 1965.
Kriger, Norma J. Zimbabwe's Guerrilla War: Peasant Voices. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Kronsell, Annica. Gender, Sex and the Postnational Defense: Militarism and Peacekeeping. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Kronsell, Annica, and Erika Svedberg. Making Gender, Making War: Violence, Military and Peacekeeping Practices. New York: Routledge, 2012.

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