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British popular culture and the First World War

Author: Jessica Meyer
Publisher: Leiden [u.a.] : Brill, 2008.
Series: History of warfare, 48.
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Covers various aspects of British popular culture from the material cultures of food and clothing to the representational cultures of literature and film. This book offers an examination of the First  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Meyer
ISBN: 9789004166585 9004166580
OCLC Number: 254356785
Description: 383 S.
Contents: 1) Introduction Jessica Meyer I. Trench Cultures 2) The Propinquity of Place: home, landscape and soldier poets of the Great War Keith Grieves 3) A War Unimagined: Food, memory and the rank and file soldier Rachel Duffett 4) 'Tailoring in the Trenches': Production and consumption of First World War British army uniform Jane Tynan II. Women and Culture 5) 'All That is Best of the Modern Woman?': Representations of paramilitary women war workers in British popular culture, 1914-1938 Krisztina Robert 6) 'Play at Being Soldiers'? British women, fashion and military uniform in the First World War Lucy Noakes 7) 'Wartime Hysterics': Alcohol, women and the politics of wartime social purity Stella Moss 8) Best Boys and Aching Hearts: the rhetoric of romance as social control in magazines for young women Carol Acton III. Memorial Cultures 9) The British Veterans Movement, 1917-1921 Douglas Higbee 10) The Old Front Line: Returning to the battlefields in the writings of ex-servicemen John Pegum 11) 'A Sting of Remembrance!': Collective memory and its forgotten armies Eugene Michail 12) The Last War: The legacy of the First World War in 1940s British Fiction Victoria Stewart IV. Cultures of Memory 13) 'Reaching out to the Past': Memory in Contemporary British First World War Narratives Virginie Renard 14) Popular Mnemonics of the First World War: The Unknown Soldier and Distant Bridges Claudia Sternberg 15) 'How much of an 'experience' do we want the public to receive?': Trench reconstruction and popular images of the Great War Richard Espley 16) 'If It Had Happened Otherwise': First World War exceptionalism in counterfactual history Stephen Badsey
Series Title: History of warfare, 48.
Responsibility: ed. by Jessica Meyer.

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"An engaging and invigorating re-examination of the First World War and its place in British culture", David Silbey in: H-NET Military History Discussion List, Monday, August 11, 2008

 
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