The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914

The Home Front in Britain: Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences Since 1914

By: Janis Lomas (editor), Maggie Andrews (editor), Richard Smoke (editor)Hardback

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The Home Front in Britain explores the British Home Front in the last 100 years since the outbreak of WW1. Case studies critically analyse the meaning and images of the British home and family in times war, challenging prevalent myths of how working and domestic life was shifted by national conflict.

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Dr. Paula Bartley, University of Wolverhampton, UK Dr. Paul Elliott, University of Worcester, UK Thomas George, Cardiff University, Wales Dr. Barbara Hately-Broad, University of Sheffield, UK Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University, UK Dr. Hilda Kean, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Elspeth King, University of Worcester, UK Gillian Mawson, University of Manchester, UK Professor Bob Moore, University of Sheffield, UK Dr. Rosalind Watkiss Singleton, University of Wolverhampton and Ruskin College, UK Angela Clare Smith, Heritage Museums across the UK Dr. Anne Spurgeon, University of Birmingham, UK

Contents

Introduction; Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas 1. The Idea and Ideal of Domesticity and Home in WW1; Maggie Andrews 2. A Personal Account of The Home Front; Angela Clare Smith 3. Soldiering on: War Widows in WW1 Britain; Janis Lomas 4. Mortality or Morality? Keeping Workers Safe in World War One; Anne Spurgeon 5. A Heroine at Home: The Housewife on the WW1 Home Front; Karen Hunt 6. Female Agricultural Workers in Wales in WW1; Thomas George 7. Ellen Wilkinson and Home Security; Paula Bartley 8. Guernsey Mothers and Children: Forgotten Evacuees; Gillian Mawson 9. The Home Front as a 'Moment' for Animals and Humans: Exploring the Animal - Human Relationship in Contemporary Diaries and Letters; Hilda Kean 10. The Weak and the Wicked: Non-Conscripted Masculinities in 1940s British Cinema; Paul Elliott 11. Rationing in WW2: Creativity and Buying to Last; Elspeth King and Maggie Andrews 12. The 'Idle Women': Breaking Gender Stereotypes on Britain's Inland Waterways During the Second World War; Barbara Hately-Broad and Bob Moore 13. 'Doing Your Bit': Women and the National Savings Movement in the Second World War; Rosalind Watkiss Singleton 14. Contemporary Images and Ideas of the Home Front; Maggie Andrews

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781137348982
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 263
  • ID: 9781137348982
  • weight: 465
  • ISBN10: 1137348984

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