The Discourse of Power Through Gender in World War II Latvia

TitleThe Discourse of Power Through Gender in World War II Latvia
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLazda, Maria
EditorRöger, Maren, and Ruth Leiserowitz
Book TitleWomen and Men at War : a Gender Perspective on World War II and its Aftermath in Central and Eastern Europe.
Pagination59-80
PublisherFibre Verlag
CityOsnabrück, Germany
Abstract

Excerpt in lieu of an abstract of the volume Women and Men at War. A Gender Perspective on World War II and its Aftermath in Central and Eastern Europe.

"Modern wars do no limit themselves to the battlefields. Violence and shortages of resources also affect the interior, the home-front. This was true to an exceptional extent for the Second World War in Central and Eastern Europe, an area scarred by having been overpowered and seized multiple times and by the brutal occupations of German and Soviet aggressors. And then there were the inner-societal tensions and conflicts that followed, discharging themselves along ideological and ethnics lines. The war affected all generations, men, women, and children in especially drastic ways. Direct violence, being ruled by occupiers, and deportations affected men and women in and not in uniform; soldiers and civilians suffered from material and psychological hardship. Whole life-worlds were destroyed by the daily presence of war and the occupation regimes - often with long-lasting consequences. At the front and on the home-front stood women and men whose experiences were gender-specific. Research about the occupations in Central and Eastern Europe have blotted out such everyday and gender historical questions for a long time, whereas fortunately in more recent times numerous research works have appeared and it has been our intention to gather them together."

URLhttp://www.academia.edu/7194683/Women_and_Men_at_War._A_Gender_Perspective_on_World_War_II_and_its_Aftermath_in_Central_and_Eastern_Europe_zusammen_mit_Ruth_Leiserowitz_Osnabr%C3%BCck_fibre_Verlag_2012_Einzelver%C3%B6ffentlichungen_des_DHI_Warschau_Bd._28
Reprint Edition2014
Entry by GWC Assistants / Work by GWC Assistants : 

Time Period:

Countries:

Library Location: 
Call Number: 
868014588

Library: