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  • Women Workers in the Second World Warby Penny Summerfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme caution, in spite of the desperate need for women?s... more...

  • Contesting home defenceby Penny Summerfield; Corinna Peniston-Bird

    Manchester University Press 2007; US$ 95.00

    Contesting home defence is a new history of the Home Guard, a novel national defence force of the Second World War composed of civilians who served as part-time soldiers: it questions accounts of the force and the war, which have seen them as symbols of national unity. It scrutinises the Home Guard’s reputation and explores whether this ‘people’s... more...

  • Out of the Cageby Gail Braybon; Penny Summerfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews about the call up, their personal reactions to war,... more...

  • Feminism & Autobiographyby Tess Coslett; Celia Lury; Penny Summerfield

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 68.95

    This book features essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines on the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. more...

  • Women, Power and Resistanceby Tess Cosslett; Alison Easton; Penny Summerfield

    McGraw-Hill Education 1996; US$ 46.00

    Serving as an introductory book on Women's Studies, this work is divided into interdisciplinary sections covering key aspects and major debates, centering on main areas: The Social Organization of Gender Relations; and the Cultural Representation of Women Gender and Social Identity. more...

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