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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Betts, Paul, and David Crowley. ""Introduction"." History: Domestic Dreamworlds: Notions of Home in Post-1945 Europe 40, no. 2: Special issue of Journal of Contemporary History (2005): 213-236.

Chapter 27 Selected Bibliography

Auslander, Leora, Greg Castillo, Susan E. Reid, Paolo Scrivano, Claire Langhamer, Daniel Beer, Polymeris Voglis, David Renton, and Emmett Sullivan. Domestic Dreamworlds: Notions of Home in Post-1945 Europe, Edited by Paul Betts and David Crowley. Volume 40 Issue 2 ed. Vol. Journal of Contemporary History. London, UK: SAGE Publications, 2005.
Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War, Edited by Ngwabi Bhebe and Terence Ranger. London: J. Currey, 1995.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. Warfare in the Western World, 1882–1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Blomstedt, Larry. Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War. Lexington, KY, USA: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Donald Bloxham and Robert Gerwarth. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Boggs, Carl, and Tom Pollard. The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture. Boulder, Colorado, USA: Paradigm Publishing, 2007.
Boittin, Jennifer. Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris. Lincoln, United States: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870–1970. Montreal; Bufffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Borges Coelho, João Paulo. "African Troops in the Portuguese Colonial Army, 1961–1974: Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique." Portuguese Studies Reviews 10, no. 1 (2002): 129-150.
Bouatta, Cherifa. "Feminine Militancy: Moudjahidates During and After the Algerian War." In Gender and National Identity: Women and Politics in Muslim Societies, edited by Valentine M. Moghadam, 18-39. London: Zed Books, 1994.
Bourdieu, Pierre, and Abdelmalek Sayad. Le déracinement: La crise de l'agriculture traditionnelle en Algérie. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 1964.
Bourke, Joanna. Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present. London: Virago, 2008.

Translated in Italian and Spanish in 2009.

A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror, Edited by Warren H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Bradley, Mark Philip. "Making Sense of the French War: The Postcolonial Moment and the First Vietnam War, 1945-1954." In The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis, edited by Mark Atwood Lawrence and Frederik Logevall, 16-40. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016 In Studies in contemporary European history, Edited by Manuel Bragança and Peter D. Tame. New York, NY, USA: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Branch, Daniel. Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Branche, Raphaëlle. La Guerre d'Algérie: Une histoire apaisée?. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2005.
Branche, Raphaëlle. La torture et l’armée pendant la Guerre d'Algérie, 1954–1962. Paris: Gallimard, 2001.
Rape in Wartime, Edited by Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Branche, Raphaëlle. "Sexual Violence in the Algerian War." In Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century, edited by Dagmar Herzog, 247-260. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Brinkman, Inge. "War, Witches and Traitors: Cases from the MPLA's Eastern Front in Angola (1966-1975)." Journal of African History 44, no. 2 (2003): 303-325.
Brown, Sara E. Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators. London; New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2018.
Bucher, Greta. Women, the Bureaucracy and Daily Life in Postwar Moscow, 1945-1953 In East European monographs ;; no. 682; Variation: East European monographs ;; no. 682. New York: East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2006.
Gender in Transitional Justice, Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ruth Stanley. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Bucur-Deckard, Maria. Heroes and Victims Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Bunton, Martin. The Palestinian-Israel Conflict: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burfoot, Annette, and Susan Lord. Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2006.
Cahn, Naomi. "Knowing Masculinities in Armed Conflict? : Reflections from Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo." In The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict, 532-545.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Inside or Outside? Women's Role in American Military History." In Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders?, edited by Lois Duke Whitaker. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 2011.
Campillo, María Vidaurreta. La Guerra y la Condición Femenina en la Sociedad Industrial: el Caso de Francia. Madrid, Spain: Dirección General de la Juventud y Promoción Sociocultural, 1981.
Campos, Ângela. An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War: Conscripted Generation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Canaday, Margot. The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

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