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Men at work : the working man in British culture, 1939-1945

Title
Men at work : the working man in British culture, 1939-1945 / Linsey Robb.
ISBN
9781137527462 (hardback)
1137527463 (hardback)
Publication
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Physical Description
xii, 165 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary
"A total war like the Second World War could not be won by soldiers, sailors and airmen alone. Men were required to till the fields, to manufacture munitions, to traverse the oceans with cargoes and to combat the ravages of the Luftwaffe's onslaught. As such, millions of British men of fighting age were not in uniform. These men were central to victory. However, in a culture in which almost exclusively lauded the armed forces hero how was the vital work of these men portrayed to the British populace? Through an analysis of commercial cinema, radio broadcasts, print media as well as overt state propaganda, in conjunction with extensive archival research, Men at Work explores this very question"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 12, 2015
Series
Genders and sexualities in history.
Genders and sexualities in history series
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
1. Finding the Lost Working Man
2. Digging for Victory : Farming in Wartime Culture
3. The Attack Begins in the Factory : The Male Industrial Worker in Wartime Culture
4. Heroes on the Home Front : Firefighting in Wartime Culture
5. For Those in Peril on the Sea : the Merchant Navy in Wartime Culture
6. All In It Together? : Reflections on the Masculine Hierarchy.
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