Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe

TitleGender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
Series EditorWingfield, Nancy M., and Maria Bucur-Deckard
Number of Pages264
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington
Abstract

This volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the subjective nature of wartime experience and its representations. While historians have long equated the fighting front with the masculine and the home front with the feminine, the contributors challenge these dichotomies, demonstrating that they are based on culturally embedded assumptions about heroism and sacrifice. Major themes include the ways in which wartime experiences challenge traditional gender roles; postwar restoration of gender order; collaboration and resistance; the body; and memory and commemoration.

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