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Gender and the First World War

Gender and the First World War

Christa Hämmerle, Oswald Überegger, Birgitta Bader-Zaar (dir.), Gender and the First World War, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 280 p., EAN : 9781137302199.
Notice published 28 January 2014

Publisher's presentation

The First World War cannot be sufficiently documented and understood without considering the analytical category of gender. This exciting volume examines key issues in this area, including the 'home front' and battlefront, violence, pacifism, citizenship – and emphasizes the relevance of gender within the expanding field of First World War Studies. By addressing such a broad range of topics through case studies and chapters on British and French heroines, Austro-Hungarian war nurses, gendered representations of bereavement and modern war technology, this volume provides a transnational and comparative approach to the subject, integrating research on Western and Central Europe with that on marginalized regions in Italy, Austria-Hungary, Slovenia, and Lithuania.

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Authors

Christa Hämmerle (dir.)

Christa Hämmerle is Associate Professor at the Department of History of the University of Vienna, Austria and editor of 'L´Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft'. Her main fields of research include women´s and gender history of war and the military in the 19th and 20th centuries, auto/biographical cultures and – more recently – the history of love.

Oswald Überegger (dir.)

Oswald Überegger is Director of the Centre for Regional History of the University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include regional, contemporary and military history.

Birgitta Bader-Zaar (dir.)

Birgitta Bader-Zaar is Assistant Professor at the Department of History of the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research centres on comparative legal history, specifically women's suffrage, citizenship, and foreigners.

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