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.

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Rose, Sonya O. "Girls and GIs: Race, Sex, and Diplomacy in Second World War Britain." International History Review 19, no. 1 (1997): 146-160.
Rose, Sonya O. "Race, Empire and British Wartime National Identity, 1939–45." Historical Research 74, no. 184 (2001): 220-237.
Rose, Sonya O. "Temperate Heroes: Concepts of Masculinity in Second World War Britain." In Masculinities in Politics and War: Gendering Modern History, 177-195. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
Rose, Sonya O. "The 'Sex Question' in Anglo-American Relations in the Second World War." International History Review 20, no. 4 (1998): 884-903.
Rose, Sonya O. Which People's War? National Identity and Citizenship in Britain, 1939-1945. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Rosenberg, Emily. A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor in American Memory. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.
Rosenberg, Warren. Legacy of Rage: Jewish Masculinity, Violence, and Culture. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009.
Rosenfeld, Klara. From Lwów to Parma: A Young Woman's Escape from Nazi-Occupied Poland In The library of Holocaust testimonies; Variation: Library of Holocaust testimonies. London ; Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2005.
Rosenfeld, Gavriel. "Looming Crash or Soft Landing: Forecasting the Future of the Memory 'Industry'." Journal of Modern History 81, no. 1 (2009): 122-158.
Rosmus, Anna. "Involuntary Abortions for Polish Forced Laborers." In Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust, edited by Elizabeth R. Baer and Myrna Goldenberg, 76-94. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003.
Rossiter, Margaret. Women in the Resistance. New York: Praeger, 1986.
Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence, Edited by Daniel Rothbart, Karina V. Korostelina and Mohammed Cherkaoui. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Rothbart, Daniel, Karina V. Korostelina, and Mohammed D. Cherkaoui. "The Place and Plights of Civilians in Modern War." In Civilians and Modern War: Armed Conflict and the Ideology of Violence, edited by Daniel Rothbart, Karina V. Korostelina and Mohammed D. Cherkaoui, 1-19. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Rothberg, Michael. Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Rouquet, Francois, Fabrice Virgili, and Daniele Voldmann. Amours, guerres et sexualité 1914–1945. Paris: Edition Gallimard, 2007.
Rousso, Henry. The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France since 1944. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.
Roy, Kaushik. "Military Loyalty in the Colonial Context: A Case Study of the Indian Army during World War II." Journal of Military History 73, no. 2 (2009): 497-529.
Röger, Maren, and Emmanuel Debruyne. "From Control to Terror: German Prostitution Policies in Eastern and Western European Territories during both World Wars." Gender & History 28, no. 3 (2016): 687-708.
Women and Men at War: A Gender Perspective on World War II and its Aftermath in Central and Eastern Europe, Edited by Maren Röger and Ruth Leiserowitz. Osnabrück, Germany: Fibre, 2012.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto. New York: Holiday House, 2011.

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Rubin, Joan Shelley. The Making of Middlebrow Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
Ruiz-Berdún, Dolores, and Alberto Gomis Blanco. Compromiso Social y Género: la Historia de las Matronas en España en la Segunda República, la Guerra Civil y la Autarquía (1931-1955). Alcalá de Henares, Spain: Ayuntamiento de Alcalá de Henares, Concejlía de Mujeres, 2017.
Rupp, Leila J. Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978.
Rupp, Leila J., and Verta A. Taylor. Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Rus, Ana Martínez. Milicianas: Mujeres Combatientes Republicanas. Madrid, Spain: Catarata, 2018.
Russell, Penny. Savage or Civilised? Manners in Colonial Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
Ruthenberg, Amy. "Service by Other Means: Changing Perceptions of Military Service and Masculinity in the United States, 1940-1973." In Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, 165-184. Baltimore; Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press ; Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2014.
Rutherford, Jonathan. Forever England: Reflections on Masculinity and Empire. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1997.
Gendering Migration: Masculinity, Femininity and Ethnicity in Post-war Britain, Edited by Louise Ryan and Wendy Webster. Aldershot, UK ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.
Rzhevskaia, Elena. "Roads and Days: The Memoirs of a Red Army Translator." Journal of Slavic Military Studies 14, no. 1 (2001): 53-106.
Common Grounds: Violence Against Women in War and Armed Conflict Situations, Edited by Indai Lourdes Sajor. Quezon City, Philippines: Asian Center for Women's Human Rights, 1998.
Sakaida, Henry. Heroines of the Soviet Union, 1941-45. Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2003.
Music and Propaganda in the Short Twentieth Century, Edited by Massimiliano Sala. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2014.