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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Wagner, Lilya. Women War Correspondents of World War II. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
Wakabayashi, Bob Tadashi. The Nanking Atrocity, 1937-38: Complicating the Picture. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007.
Wake, Roy. The Nightingale Training School 1860-1996. London: Haggerston Press, 1998.
Walke, Anika. "Jewish Youth in the Minsk Ghetto: How Age and Gender Mattered." Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 15, no. 3 (2014): 535-562.
Walke, Anika. Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Warring, Anette. "Intimate and Sexual Relations." In Surviving Hitler and Mussolini: Daily Life in Occupied Europe, edited by Robert Warring Gildea and Olivier Wieviorka, 88-128. Oxford, UK; New York: Berg, 2006.
Watanabe, Mina. "Passing on the History of 'Comfort Women': The Experiences of a Women’s Museum in Japan." Journal of Peace Education 12, no. 3 (2015): 236-246.
Watanabe-O'Kelly, Helen. Beauty or Beast? The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Watenpaugh, Keith David. Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Oakland, United States: University of California Press, 2015.
Waters, Elizabeth. "Heroism in the Frame: Gender‚ Nationality and Propaganda in Tashkent and Moscow‚ 1924-1945." In The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Melanie Ilic, 199-216. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Watson, Janet S. K. "Khaki Girls, VADs, and Tommy's Sisters: Gender and Class in First World War Britain." International History Review 19, no. 1 (1997): 32-51.
Waxman, Zoe. "Testimony and Silence: Sexual Violence and the Holocaust." In Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation, edited by Sorcha Gunne and Zoe Brigley Thompson, 117-129. London: Routledge, 2010.
Waxman, author Zoë. Women in the Holocaust: A Feminist History . Oxford, United Kingdom; New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Weaks-Baxter, Mary, Christine Bruun, and Catherine Forslund. We are a College at War: Women Working for Victory in World War II. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2015.
Weatherford, Doris. American Women and World War II. New York: Facts on File, 1990.
American Women during World War II: An Encyclopedia, Edited by Doris Weatherford. New York: Routledge, 2010.
Webster, Wendy. Englishness and Empire 1939-1965. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Webster, Wendy. "Reconstructing Boundaries: Gender, War and Empire in British cinema, 1945-1950." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television 23, no. 1 (2003): 43-58 .
Weeks, Jeffrey. Sex, Politics and Society: the Regulation of Sexuality Since 1800. 4th ed. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
Weigand, Cindy. Texas Women in World War II. Lanham, MD: Distributed by National Book Network, 2003.
Weinberg, Gerhard. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Weiner, Gaby. "Layers of Concealment: Post-War Cultures of Surveillance and Secrecy in the Lives of Jewish Refugees, as Exemplified by the Case of Steffi Dinger." Yearbook of the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies 18 (2017): 47-58.
Weiner, Amir. Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002.
Weitz, Eric D. Creating German Communism, 1890-1990: From Popular Protests to Socialist State. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Weitz, Margaret Collins. Sisters in the Resistance: How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945. New York: Wiley, 1995.
Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age, Edited by David Welch and Jo Fox. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Welch, David. Propaganda and the German Cinema, 1933-1945. London: I. B. Tauris, 2001.
Welch, David. Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks. London; New York: I. B. Tauris, 2014.
Wessely, Simon. "Twentieth-Century Theories on Combat Motivation and Breakdown." Journal of Contemporary History 41, no. 2 (2006): 269-286.
Westbrook, Robert B. "Fighting for the American Family: Private Interests and Political Obligation in World War II." In The Power of Culture: Critical Essays in American History, edited by TJ Jackson Lears and Richard Wightman Fox, 195-221. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Der Krieg des kleinen Mannes: Eine Militärgeschichte von unten, Edited by Wolfram Wette. München: Piper, 1992.
Wette, Wolfram. The Wehrmacht: History, Myth, Reality. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Whitaker, Elizabeth Dixon. Measuring mamma's milk : fascism and the medicalization of maternity in Italy. Ann Arbor, U.S.A.: University of Michigan Press, 2000.
Wiborg, Susanne, and Jan Peter Wiborg. Glaube, Führer, Hoffnung: Der Untergang der Clara S.. München: Verlag Antje Kunstmann, 2015.
Wierling, Dorothee. "Generations as Narrative Communities: Some Private Sources of Public Memory in Postwar Germany." In Histories of the Aftermath: the Legacies of the Second World War in Europe, edited by Frank Biess and Robert Moeller, 102-122. New York: Berghahan Books, 2010.
Wiesinger, Barbara N. "Der Krieg der Partisaninnen. Bewaffneter Widerstand von Frauen in Jugoslawien (1941-1945)." In Soldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute, edited by Klaus Latzel, Franka Maubach and Silke Satjukow, 233-256. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2011.
Wiesinger, Barbara N. "Gendered Resistance: Women Partisans in Yugoslavia, 1941–1945." In 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, 217-240. Osnabrück, Germany: Fibre, 2012.
Wiesinger, Barbara N. Partisaninnen: Widerstand in Jugoslawien, 1941–1945. Vienna: Böhlau, 2008.

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