Secondary Literature on the Cold War and Wars of Decolonization

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in 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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Abdo-Zubi, Nahla. Women in Israel: race, gender and citizenship. London: Zed Books, 2011.
Abdulhadi, Rabab, Evelyn Alsultany, and Nadine Christine Naber. Arab and Arab American Feminisms: Gender, Violence, and Belonging. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2011.
Abu-Duhou, Jamileh. Giving voices to the voiceless: gender-based violence in the occupied Palestinian territories. Highclere, U.K.: Berkshire Academic Press, 2011.
Accad, Evelyne. Sexuality and War: Literary Masks of the Middle East. New York: New York University Press, 1990.

Contents: 1. Sexuality and sexual politics: conflicts and contradictions for contemporary women. 2. An occulted aspect of the war in Lebanon. 3. Hanan al-Shaykh: despair, resignation, masochism, and madness. 4. Etel Adnan: courage, engagement, and self-sacrifice. 5. Andrée Chedid: determination, vision, endurance, and belief in humanity. 6. Active nonviolence versus victimization. 7. Tawfiq Yusuf Awwa : revolution, ethics, revenge, and destiny. 8. Halim Barakat: despair, fear, revolt, tradition, and heroism. 9.

Achebe, Nwando. The Female King of Colonial Nigeria Ahebi Ugbabe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011.
Acton, Carol, and Jane Potter. Working in a World of Hurt: Trauma and Resilience in the Narratives of Medical Personnel in Warzones. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.
Adams, Jad. Women and the Vote: A World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Adie, Kate. The Kindness of Strangers: The Autobiography. London: Headline, 2002.
Adler, Les K., and Thomas G. Paterson. "Red Fascism: The Merger of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia in the American Image of Totalitarianism, 1930s–1950s." American Historical Review 75, no. 4 (1970): pp. 1046-1064.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Afshar, Haleh and Deborah Eade, eds. Development, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxfam, 2003.

Preface (Deborah Eade) (p. x)
Part 1.
Introduction: War and peace: what do women contribute? (Haleh Afshar) (p. 1)
The 'sex war' and other wars: towards a feminist approach to peace building (Donna Pankhurst) (p. 8)
Women and wars: some trajectories towards a feminist peace (Haleh Afshar) (p. 43)
Developing policy on integration and re/construction in Kosova (Chris Corrin) (p. 60)
Kosovo: missed opportunities, lessons for the future (Lesley Abdela) (p. 87)
Training the uniforms: gender and peacekeeping operations (Angela Mackay) (p. 100)

Agnew, Vanessa and Jonathan Lamb, eds. Settler and Creole Reenactment. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Aijazi, Omer. "Relationality, Culpability and Consent in Wartime: Men's Experiences of Forced Marriage." International Journal of Traditional Justice 11, no. 3 (2017): pp. 463-483.
Brundage, William|degree supervisor, ed. Akers, Joshua. Straddling the Threshold of Two Worlds: the Culture of American Soldiers in the Vietnam War, 1965-1973 In Department of History. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , 2018.
Al-Ali, Nadje, and Nicola Pratt. Women and war in the Middle East: transnational perspectives. London: Zed Books, 2009.

Contents:

Albano, Sondra. "Military Recognition of Family Concerns: Revolutionary War To 1993." Armed Forces & Society 20, no. 2 (1994): pp. 283-302.
Alcalde, Ángel, and Xosé M. Núñez Seixas. War Veterans and the World after 1945: Cold War Politics, Decolonization, Memory In Routledge studies in modern history. London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Aldrich, Robert and Kirsten McKenzie, eds. The Routledge History of Western Empires. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
Alison, Miranda. "Women as Agents of Political Violence: Gendering Security." Security Dialogue 35, no. 4 (2004): pp. 448-462.
Allman, Jean Marie Musi, Susan Geiger and Nakanyike Mussi, eds. Women in African Colonial Histories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Allyn, David. Make Love, Not War : The Sexual Revolution, an Unfettered History. Boston, Mass: Little, Brown, 2000.
Alonso, Harriet Hyman. Peace as a Women's Issue: A History of the U.S. Movement for World Peace and Women's Rights. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Altınay, Ayşe. The Myth of the Military-Nation: Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.

Introduction: Italy's Sisters in Arms, Susan Amatangelo

Part I: The Unification of Italy

1 One in a Mille: Countess Martini Della Torre, Benedetta Gennaro

2 Peppa La Cannoniera: Citizenship in Action, Giovanna Summerfield

3 "Sono briganta, io, non donna di brigante": The Female Brigand's Search for Identit,y Susan Amatangelo

Part II: The Two World Wars

4 Women at War: Eva Kuhn Amendola (Magamal) - Interventionist, Futurist, Fascist, Lucia Re

Amrane-Minne, Danièle Djamila. Des femmes dans la guerre d'Algérie: Entretiens. Paris: Karthala, 1994.
Amrith, Sunril, and Glenda Sluga. "New Histories of the United Nations." Journal of World History 19, no. 3 (2008): pp. 251-274.
Anderson, David. Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of the Empire. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Andreas, Peter. Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Andrews, Maggie and Janis Lomas, eds. The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Angom, Sidonia. Women in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Uganda. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
Aoláin, Fionnuala Ní, Naomi R. Cahn, and Dina Francesca Haynes. On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and The Post-Conflict Process. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Aractingi, Philippe. Heritages. Lebanon, 2013.
Ardener, Shirley, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama, eds. War and Women Across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Arjona, Ana, Nelson Kasfir, and Zachariah Cherian Mampilly. Rebel Governance in Civil War. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
arkov, Dubravka Ž. "The 'New Wars': A Gendered Myth." In Mythen Van Gender: Essays voor Willy Jansen, edited by Stefan Dudink and Liedeke Plate, pp. 275-280. Nijmegen: Vantilt, 2015.

Chapter 27 Selected Bibliography

Astor, Gerald. The Right To Fight: A History Of African Americans In The Military. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 1998.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. "Introduction: Thirteen Propositions about Propaganda." In The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo, pp. 1-16. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

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