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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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.
The Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, Edited by Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Gender in Conflicts: Palestine, Israel, Germany, Edited by Ulrike Auga and Christina von Braun. Münster, Germany: Lit, 2006.
Aulich, James. War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication. London ; New York: 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.
Jewish Masculinities: German Jews, Gender, and History, Edited by Benjamin Maria Baader, Paul Frederick Lerner and Sharon Gillerman. 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.
Bahun, Sanja, and V. G. Julie Rajan. Violence and gender in the globalized world: the intimate and the extimate. Burlington, U.S.A.: Ashgate, 2008.


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.
The Long Détente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s-1980s, Edited by Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2017.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Bardsley, Jan. Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Barnett, Michael. Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Barnett, Michael, and Thomas G. Weiss. Humanitarianism Contested: Where Angels Fear to Tread. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, England ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Baron, Beth. Egypt as a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
Barros, Andrew, and Martin Thomas. The Civilianization of War: The Changing Civil-Military Divide, 1914-2014. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Omer Bartov, Atina Grossmann and Mary Nolan. New York: New Press ; W. W. Norton, 2002.
Batezaat, Elinor, Margaret Mwalo, and Kate Truscott. "Women and Independence: The Heritage and the Struggle." In Zimbabwe's Prospects: Issues of Race, Class, State and Capital in Southern Africa, edited by Colin Stoneman, 153-174. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1988.
Bayly, Christopher Alan, and Tim Harper. Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire. London: Allen Lane, 2007.
Mediterranean Frontiers: Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World, Edited by Dimitar Bechev and Kalypso Nicolaïdis. London: Tauris, 2010.
Beinin, Joel, and Rebecca L. Stein. The struggle for sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005. Stanford, U.S.A.: Stanford University Press, 2006.


Bek, Anna Nikolaevna. The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954, Edited by Anne Dickason Rassweiler. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Belkin, Aaron, and Melissa Levitt. "Homosexuality and the Israel Defense Forces: Did Lifting the Gay Ban Undermine Military Performance?" Armed Forces and Society 27, no. 4 (2001): 541-565.
Belmonte, Laura A. "A Family Affair? Gender, the U.S. Information Agency, and Cold War Ideology, 1945-1960." In Culture and International History, edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht and Frank Schumacher, 79-93. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Bemporad, Elissa, and Joyce W. Warren. Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators. Bloomington, IN, USA : Indiana University Press, 2018.
Ben-Ze'ev, Efrat. Remembering Palestine in 1948: Beyond National Narratives. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
Bennett, Huw C. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Bennett, Huw. "The Other Side of the COIN: Minimum and Exemplary Force in British Army Counterinsurgency in Kenya." Small Wars and Insurgencies 18, no. 4 (2007): 638-664.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Berg, Nicholas. The Holocaust and the West German Historians: Historical Interpretation and Autobiographical Memory. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.
Bergman, Arlene Eisen. Women of Viet Nam. San Francisco, CA: Peoples Press, 1975.
Berry, Mike, and Greg Philo. Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories. London: Pluto Press, 2006.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Berry, Marie E. War, women, and power: from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Betti, Eloisa. "Licenziate per rappresaglia nella guerra fredda. Rappresentazioni e memorie nel capoluogo dell'Emilia rossa." Dismissed in reprisal. Representation and memories in Bologna during the cold war., no. 154 (2017): 75-130.
Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War, Edited by Ngwabi Bhebe and Terence Ranger. London: J. Currey, 1995.