English Women at Home During the Second World War: Anderson Shelters as Domestic Spaces

TitleEnglish Women at Home During the Second World War: Anderson Shelters as Domestic Spaces
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsButler, Stephanie
JournalJournal of International Women's Studies
Volume19
Issue1
Pagination94-107
Date Published2018
Abstract

This article examines representations of Anderson shelters in English women's Second World War epistolary correspondence, arguing that both the adaptation of shelters and the representation of these changes-as depicted in women's correspondence-evidences wartime resilience. The article argues that the domestication of these spaces designed for protection, rather than comfort, and resonates with pervasive wartime discourses articulating the cultural value of the home. [Author]

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