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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Seidler, Franz Wilhelm. Frauen zu den Waffen?: Marketenderinnen, Helferinnen, Soldatinnen. Koblenz; Bonn: Wehr und Wissen, 1978.
Seidman, Michael. The victorious counterrevolution : the nationalist effort in the Spanish Civil War. Madison, U.S.A.: University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.
Semiryaga, M. "The Russians in Berlin, 1945." International Affairs, no. 8 (1994): 98-105.
Serebrennikov, T. La Mujer de la U.R.S.S. en la Paz y en la Guerra, Edited by José E. Iturriaga. México: Instituto de Intercambio Cultural Mexicano-Ruso, 1944.
Sewell, Bevan. "John Foster Dulles, Illness, Masculinity and US Foreign Relations, 1953–1961." International History Review 39, no. 4 (2017): 713-747.
Shakespeare, Nicholas. Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France. London: Harvill Secker, 2013.
Shanken, Andrew M. "Planning Memory: Living Memorials in the United States during World War II." Art Bulletin 84, no. 1 (2002): 130-147.
Spoils of War: Women of Color, Cultures, and Revolutions, Edited by Denean T. Sharpley-Whiting and Renée T. White. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1997.
Her War Story: Twentieth-Century Women Write About War, Edited by Sayre Sheldon. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
Sherman, Daniel. The Construction of Memory in Interwar France. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Sherry, Michael S. In the Shadow of War: The United States since the 1930s. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
Shik, Na'ama. "Sexual Abuse of Women in Auschwitz-Birkenau." In Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe’s Twentieth Century, edited by Dagmar Herzog, 221-246. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Shils, Edward, and Morris Janowitz. "Cohesion and Disintegration in the Wehrmacht in World War II." Public Opinion Quarterly 12, no. 2 (1948): 280-315.
Shukert, Elfrieda Berthiaume, and Barbara Smith Scibetta. The War Brides of World War II. Novato: Presidio Press, 1988.
Shulman, Elena. Stalinism on the Frontier of Empire : Women and State Formation in the Soviet Far East. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Shulman, Holly Cowan. The Voice of America: Propaganda and Democracy, 1941-1945. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990.
Siedentopf, Monika. Parachutées en terre ennemie: portraits d'espionnes, Edited by Olivier Wieviorka. Paris: Perrin, 2008.

In 1942, Winston Churchill authorized the recruitment of women, better adapted to certain delicate missions, launching the Special Operations Executive, a secret organization destined to sustain European resistance to the Nazi enemy. It was difficult, however, to find qualified agents... They needed to be lively, intelligent, courageous, daring, and seductive if possible! Thus, the 39 candidates of section F (for France) came from multiple horizons and with numerous motivations. Their training was brief, but military--the handling of arms, sabotage, enduring torture, etc.

Simmons, Cynthia, and Nina Perlina. Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women's Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose In Pitt series in Russian and East European studies; Variation: Series in Russian and East European studies. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002.
Simms, Brendan. Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present . New York: Basic Books, 2013.
Singh, Gajendra. The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars: Between Self and Sepoy. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Emmanuel Sivan and Jay M. Winter. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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Sjoberg, Laura. Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
Sjoberg, Laura. Women as Wartime Rapists: Beyond Sensation and Stereotyping. New York: New York University Press, 2017.
Skaine, Rosemarie. Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook In Contemporary world issues; Variation: Contemporary world issues. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Sklaroff, Lauren Rebecca. "Constructing G. I. Joe Louis: Cultural Solutions to the 'Negro Problem' during World War II." Journal of American History 89, no. 3 (2002): 958-983.
Slaughter, Jane. Women and the Italian Resistance, 1943-1945. Denver, CO: Arden Press, 1997.
Sluga, Glenda. Internationalism in the Age of Internationalism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
Sluga, Glenda. Internationalism in the Age of Nationalism. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
Internationalisms: A Twentieth Century History, Edited by Glenda Sluga and Patricia Clavin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Sluga, Glenda. "National Sovereignty and Female Equality: Gender, Peacemaking, and the New World Orders of 1919 and 1945." In Frieden—Gewalt—Geschlecht: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung als Geschlechterforschung, edited by Karen Hagemann, Jennifer Davy and Ute Kätzel, 166-183. Essen: Klartext, 2005.
Smedley, Agnes. Portraits of Chinese Women in Revolution. Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2004.
The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum: Proceedings of the Etty Hillesum Conference at Ghent University, January 2014, Edited by K.A.D. Smelik, Meins G. S. Coetsier and Jurjen Wiersma. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017.
Smith, Chris. "'Bright Chaps for Hush-Hush Jobs': Masculinity, Class and Civilians in Uniform at Bletchley Park." In Men, Masculinities and Male Culture in the Second World War, edited by Linsey Robb and Juliette Pattinson, 145-167. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Smith, Melvin Charles. "Gender and Heroism in the British Army: Women and the Victoria Cross." Minerva 17 , no. 1 (1999).
Smith, Kathleen. God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2003.
Smith, Gregory Malloy. The Impact of World War II on Women, Family Life, and Mores in Moscow, 1941-1945. Stanford, CA: Stanford University (Ph.D. Dissertation), 1989.
Smith, Richard. "The Multicultural First World War: Memories of the West Indian Contribution in Contemporary Britain." Journal of European Studies 45, no. 4 (2015): 347-363.
Smith, Harold. "The Problem of 'Equal Pay for Equal Work' in Great Britain during World War II." Journal of Modern History 53, no. 4 (1981).

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