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Women and partisan resistance in Yugoslavia during World War II.

Author: Jelena Batinic
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The book focuses on one of the most remarkable phenomena of World War II: the mass participation of women, including numerous female combatants, in the communist-led Yugoslav Partisan resistance. Drawing on an array of sources - archival documents of the Communist Party and Partisan army, wartime press, veteran reminiscences, and Yugoslav literature and cinematography - this study explores the history and postwar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jelena Batinic
ISBN: 9781107091078 1107091071
OCLC Number: 900685941
Description: 232 pages
Contents: Introduction; 1. 'To the people, she was a character from folk poetry': the party's mobilizing rhetoric; 2. The 'organized women': developing the AFW; 3. The heroic and the mundane: women in the units; 4. The personal as a site of party intervention: privacy and sexuality; 5. After the war was over: legacy; Concluding remarks.
Responsibility: Jelena Batinic.

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