Gender and the Great War

TitleGender and the Great War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGrayzel, Susan R., and Tammy M. Proctor
Number of Pages304
PublisherOxford University Press
CityNew York City, US
Abstract

The centenary of the First World War in 2014-18 offers an opportunity to reflect upon the role of gender history in shaping our understanding of this pivotal international event. From the moment of its outbreak, the gendered experiences of the war have been seen by contemporary observers and postwar commentators and scholars as being especially significant for shaping how the war can and must be understood. The negotiating of ideas about gender by women and men across vast reaches of the globe characterizes this modern, instrumental conflict. While many studies have addressed the national or transnational narrative of women in the war, none address both femininity and masculinity, and the experiences of both women and men across the same geographic scope as the studies presented in this volume. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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