The Home Front in Britain

Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences since 1914

Authors: Lomas, Janis

Editors: Andrews, M. (Ed.)

  • Brings together a range of new academic work by both established and emerging scholars which will encourage a reappraisal of the place of the Home Front in British conceptualisations of war and conflict
  • Showcases work which critically analyses the meaning and images of the British home and family in times war and conflict
  • Sheds light on topics and themes that have been neglected in popular representations of the home front
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The Home Front in Britain explores the British Home Front in the last 100 years since the outbreak of WW1. Case studies critically analyse the meaning and images of the British home and family in times war, challenging prevalent myths of how working and domestic life was shifted by national conflict.

About the authors

Dr. Paula Bartley, University of Wolverhampton, UK Dr. Paul Elliott, University of Worcester, UK Thomas George, Cardiff University, Wales Dr. Barbara Hately-Broad, University of Sheffield, UK Professor Karen Hunt, Keele University, UK Dr. Hilda Kean, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Elspeth King, University of Worcester, UK Gillian Mawson, University of Manchester, UK Professor Bob Moore, University of Sheffield, UK Dr. Rosalind Watkiss Singleton, University of Wolverhampton and Ruskin College, UK Angela Clare Smith, Heritage Museums across the UK Dr. Anne Spurgeon, University of Birmingham, UK

Reviews

“This is a rich and potent mix of topics that both enhances our knowledge of the wars and, perhaps more significantly, suggests yet more avenues for future research. … This book in its wide-ranging survey is certainly ‘doing its bit’ to challenge some of the misconceptions we hold about the two home fronts, opens up discussion on several hitherto neglected aspects and adds significantly to our knowledge.” (Peter Grant, Review in History, history.ac.uk, April, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Andrews, Maggie (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Ideas and Ideals of Domesticity and Home in the First World War

    Andrews, Maggie

    Pages 6-20

  • A Personal Account of the Home Front

    Smith, Angela Clare

    Pages 21-38

  • Soldiering On: War Widows in First World War Britain

    Lomas, Janis

    Pages 39-56

  • Mortality or Morality? Keeping Workers Safe in the First World War

    Spurgeon, Anne

    Pages 57-72

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Home Front in Britain
Book Subtitle
Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences since 1914
Authors
Editors
  • M. Andrews
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34899-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137348999
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34898-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-34897-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 246
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