Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second World War

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:

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Mazower, Mark. Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe. London: Allen Lane, 2008.
Mazower, Mark. "Introduction." In After the War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation and State in Greece, 1943-1960, edited by Mark Mazower, 1-23. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Chapter 27 Bibliography

McBryde, Brenda. Quiet Heroines: Nurses of the Second World War. London: Chatto & Windus, 1983.
McCallum, Claire E. "Scorched by the Fire of War: Masculinity, War Wounds and Disability in Soviet Visual Culture, 1941–65." Slavonic and Eastern European Review 93, no. 2 (2015): 251-285.
McCallum, Claire E. The Fate of the New Man: Representing and Reconstructing Masculinity in Soviet Visual Culture, 1945-1965. Dekalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2018.
McDermid, Jane, and Anna Hillyar. Women and Work in Russia, 1880-1930 : A Study in Continuity through Change In Women and men in history; Variation: Women and men in history. London: Longman, 1998.
McEnaney, Laura. "A Women’s Peace Dividend: Demobilization and Working Class Women in Chicago, 1945–1953." In Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, 73-94. Baltimore; Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press; Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2014.
McEuen, Melissa A. Making War, Making Women: Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.
McGarr, Kathryn. Gentlemen of the press: post-World War II foreign policy reporting from the Washington community. In Department of History at Princeton University. Vol. Ph.D. Ann Arbor: Princeton, 2017.
McIntosh, Gillian, and Diane Urquhart. Irish Women at War: The Twentieth Century. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2010.
McIntosh, Elizabeth P. Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1998.
McIvor, Arthur. "Rebuilding 'Real Men': Work and Working-Class Male Civilian Bodies in Wartime." In Men, Masculinities and Male Culture in the Second World War, 121-144. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
McKay, Ian, and Jamie Swift. Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2012.
L.M. Montgomery and war, Edited by Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.
McMaster University. Peace and War in the 20th Century. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
War and the Body: Militarisation, Practice and Experience, Edited by Kevin McSorley. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Meek, Per Arne Loehr. Lebensborn 6210. Kristiansund: Ibs forlag, 2001.
The Aftermath: Women in Post-Conflict Transformation, Edited by Sheila Meintjes, Anu Pillay and Meredeth Turshen. London: Zed Books, 2001.

Part I. Overviews of the Themes (p. 1)
1. There Is No Aftermath for Women (Sheila Meintjes and Anu Pillay and Meredeth Turshen) (p. 3)
Breaking Down the Category 'Women' (p. 5)
Women's Wartime Gains and Potential for Post-war Transformation (p. 7)
The Failure to Consolidate Wartime Gains (p. 8)
The Political Economy of Violence against Women (p. 11)
Myths about ldentity, Problems of Solidarity and Reconciliation (p. 13)
Power and Authority in the Aftermath (p. 15)
Our Vision of a Transformed Society (p. 17)

Meisler, Stanley. United Nations: A History. 2nd ed. New York: Grove Press, 2011.
Merino, Jesús M. Salamanc. La Guerra Civil Española como Episodio Traumatico: Nación, Género y Trauma en la Obra de Juan Benet. Vol. Ph.D. Storrs, Connecticut, USA: University of Connecticut, 2008.
Merridale, Catherine. Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006.
Merridale, Catherine. "Masculinity at War: Did Gender Matter in the Soviet Army?" Journal of War & Culture Studies 5, no. 3 (2012): 307-320.
Merridale, Catherine. "Militarised Masculinity in Germany." 5, no. 3 (2012): 307-320.
Merridale, Catherine. Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Twentieth Century Russia. New York: Viking, 2001.
Merryman, Molly. Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II. New York: New York University Press, 1998.
Metcalf, Barbara D., and Thomas R. Metcalf. A Concise History of Modern India. 3rd ed. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Mettler, Suzanne. Soldiers to Citizens: the G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Metzger, Barbara. "Toward an International Human Rights Regime during the Inter-War Years: The League of Nations’ Combat of Traffic in Women and Children." In Beyond Sovereignty: Britain, Empire and Transnationalism, 1880–1950, edited by Kevin Grant, Philippa Levine and Frank Trentmann, 54-79. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Meyer, Leisa. Creating GI Jane: Sexuality and Power in the Women's Army Corps During World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.
Meyer, Sibylle, and Eva Schulze. Von Liebe Sprach Damals Keiner: Familienalltag in der Nachkriegszeit. Munich: Beck, 1985.
Meyerowitz, Joanne. "The Ruppian History of Sexuality." Journal of Women's History 29, no. 1 (2017): 160-164.
A. Mierzwinska-Harper, Nina. For Polish Freedom: A Partisan Girl's Story. Southampton, Hampshire: Partisan Publications, 2007.
Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt. Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite Weltkrieg. Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1979.

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