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.
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.

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.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Afshar, Haleh, and Deborah Eade. Development, Women, and War: Feminist Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Oxford, 2003.
Agnew, Vanessa, and Jonathan Lamb. Settler and Creole Reenactment. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Al-Ali, Nadje, and Nicola Pratt. Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives. London: Zed Books, 2009.
Alastuey, Eduardo Bericat. El Movimiento Social de Mujeres y su Aporte a la Construcción del Enfoque de Género en los Acuerdos de Paz con las FARC en Colombia: Un Cambio en el Paradigma In Departamento de Psicología Social, Edited by Trinidad Núñez Domínguez and Margarita María Di Ardila. Vol. Masters. Sevilla, Spain: Universidad de Sevilla, 2018.
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.
The Routledge History of Western Empires, Edited by Robert Aldrich and Kirsten McKenzie. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
Women in African Colonial Histories, Edited by Jean Marie Musi Allman, Susan Geiger and Nakanyike Mussi. 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.
Amatangelo, Susan. Italian Women and War: Sisters in Arms from the Unification to the Twentieth Century. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.
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): 251-274.
Anderson, David. Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of the Empire. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005.
Angom, Sidonia. Women in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Northern Uganda. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018.
Aning, Kwesi, Volker Boege, Anne M. Brown, and Charles T. Hunt. Exploring Peace Formation: Security and Justice in Post-Colonial States In Studies in conflict, development and peacebuilding. London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 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.
Applegate, Celia, and Pamela Maxine Potter. Music and German National Identity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.
War and Women Across Continents: Autobiographical and Biographical Experiences, Edited by Shirley Ardener, Fiona Armitage-Woodward and Lidia Dina Sciama. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Astor, Gerald. The Right to Fight: A History of African Americans in the Military. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1998.
Atkin, Nicholas. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Atwood, Kathryn J. Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2018.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. "Introduction: Thirteen Propositions about Propaganda." In The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo, 1-16. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Auerbach, Jonathan, and Russ Castronovo. The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Auga, Ulrike, and Christina von Braun. Gender in Conflicts: Palestine, Israel, Germany. Münster, Germany: Lit, 2006.
Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007.
Azkue, Irantzu Mendia. La División Sexual del Trabajo por la Paz: Género y Rehabilitación Posbélica en El Salvador y Bosnia-Herzegovina In (Estado y sociedad). Madrid, Spain: Tecnos, D.L., 2014.
Baader, Benjamin Maria, Paul Frederick Lerner, and Sharon Gillerman. Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
Babic, Annessa. America's Changing Icons: Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present. Lanham, United States: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.
Baechler, Jean, and Marion Trévisi. La guerre et les femmes. Paris: Hermann, 2018.
Baldwin, Kate A. The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: From Sokol'niki Park to Chicago's South Side. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2016.
Bange, Oliver, and Poul Villaume. The Long Détente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s-1980s. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017.
Bardsley, Jan. Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.

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