Gender, Labour, War And Empire: Essays on Modern Britain by Philippa LevineGender, Labour, War And Empire: Essays on Modern Britain by Philippa Levine

Gender, Labour, War And Empire: Essays on Modern Britain

byPhilippa Levine

Hardcover | December 11, 2008

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A lively collection of essays on the cultures of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. Topics range from prostitution and slavery to the effect of war on fashion magazine reporting to inter-racial marriage in the postwar years. Particular areas of focus include the Second World War, its legacies and the reactions to postwar decolonization.
ELIZABETH BUETTNER Senior Lecturer in History, University of York, UK BECKY E. CONEKIN Senior Research Fellow, the London College of Fashion, UK DENNIS DWORKIN Lecturer in British and Irish History, the University of Nevada, USA GEOFF ELEY Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, the University of Michigan...
Title:Gender, Labour, War And Empire: Essays on Modern BritainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230521193

ISBN - 13:9780230521193


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Why Gender, Labour, War and Empire?; P.Levine and S.R.Grayzel PART I: LABOUR, SEX AND RACE: THE PROBLEMS OF MODERNITY Remaking the British Working Class: Sonya Rose and Feminist History; D.Dworkin In Search of Free Labour: Trinidad and the Abolition of the British Slave Trade; J.Epstein Race and the Regulation of Prostitution: Comparing Public Health in the US and Greater Britain; P.Levine The Colonial Actress: Empire, Modernity and the Exotic in Twentieth-Century London; A.Woollacott PART II: GENDER, IDENTITY, AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR British Feminism in the Second World War; H.L.Smith "Magazines are essentially about the here and now. And this was wartime': British Vogue's Responses to WWII; B.E.Conekin 'Fighting for the Idea of Home Life': Mrs Miniver and Anglo-American 181 Representations of Domestic Morale; S.R.Grayzel Film and the Popular Memory of the Second World War in Britain 1950-1959; P.Summerfield PART III: GENDER, RACE, AND THE AFTERMATH OF WAR AND EMPIRE Men of the Royal Air Force, the Cultural Memory of the Second World War and the Twilight of the British Empire; M.Francis Disturbing the People's Peace: Patriotism and 'Respectable' Racism in British Responses to Rhodesian Independence; A.Ritscherle 'Would You Let Your Daughter Marry a Negro?': Race and Sex in 1950s Britain; E.Buettner How is the National Past Imagined? National Sentimentality, True Feeling, and the 'Heritage Film,' 1980-1995; G.Eley Afterword; L.L.Frader

Editorial Reviews

"This elegant volume not only celebrates one of the most influential social historians of our time, but offers a compelling and up to date historiographical treatment of the most important trends in British history over the last generation."--Nicoletta F. Gullace, University of New Hampshire