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Genders and Sexualities in History

Men at Work

The Working Man in British Culture, 1939–1945

Editors: Robb, Linsey (Ed.)

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Men at Work explores the cultural portrayal of four essential wartime occupations: agriculture, industry, firefighting and the mercantile marine. In analysing a broad spectrum of wartime media (most notably film, radio and visual culture) it establishes a clear hierarchy of masculine roles in British culture during the Second World War.

About the authors

Linsey Robb is a cultural and social historian based at the University of Strathclyde, UK. She has predominantly published on the representations, experiences and memories of civilian men during the Second World War.

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“Robb’s book does what many other studies of war and masculinity do not: it engages with the combined presence (or absence) of men and women, thus exploring gender relations rather than merely studying men and manhood. … Men at Work thus recovers the history of civilian men during the war for the benefit of historians of masculinity and illustrates the way that the war changed popular representations of men. … a valuable contribution to the history of masculinities and war.” (Mark Rothery, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 52 (1), January, 2017)

“Working to fill a gap in the knowledge of men's experiences on the home front, historian Robb (Univ. of Strathclyde) explores how civilian men were portrayed to the British populace. … This book helps readers see that men were at home and providing important support for the war effort. … this is undoubtedly a useful contribution to the studies of masculinity and WW II. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (R. J. Bates, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Finding the Lost Working Man

    Pages 1-16

    Robb, Linsey

  • Digging For Victory: Farming in Wartime Culture

    Pages 17-39

    Robb, Linsey

  • The Attack Begins in the Factory: The Male Industrial Worker in Wartime Culture

    Pages 40-75

    Robb, Linsey

  • Heroes on the Home Front: Firefighting in Wartime Culture

    Pages 76-100

    Robb, Linsey

  • For Those in Peril on the Sea: The Merchant Navy in Wartime Culture

    Pages 101-129

    Robb, Linsey

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52746-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Men at Work
Book Subtitle
The Working Man in British Culture, 1939–1945
Editors
  • Linsey Robb
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52747-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137527479
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52746-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 165
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