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This volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the subjective nature of wartime experience and its representations. While historians have long equated the fighting front with the masculine and the home front with the feminine, the contributors challenge these dichotomies, demonstrating that they are based on culturally embedded assumptions
about heroism and sacrifice. Major themes include the ways in which wartime experiences challenge traditional gender roles; postwar restoration of gender order; collaboration and resistance; the body; and memory and commemoration.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. 1. Introduction: Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. part one: challenging gender roles/restoring order
  2. p. 21
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  1. 2. “Female Generals” and “Siberian Angels”: Aristocratic Nurses and the Austro-Hungarian POW Relief
  2. pp. 23-46
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  1. 3. Civilizing the Soldier in Postwar Austria
  2. pp. 47-69
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  1. 4. Between Red Army and White Guard: Women in Budapest, 1919
  2. pp. 70-92
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  1. part two: gendered collaborating and resisting
  2. p. 93
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  1. 5. Dumplings and Domesticity: Women, Collaboration, and Resistance in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. 6. Denouncers and Fraternizers: Gender, Collaboration, and Retribution in Bohemia and Moravia during World War II and After
  2. pp. 111-132
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  1. 7. Family, Gender, and Ideology in World War II Latvia
  2. pp. 133-153
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  1. part three: Remembering War: Gendered Bodies, Gendered Stories
  2. p. 155
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  1. 8. Kosovo Maiden(s): Serbian Women Commemorate the Wars of National Liberation, 1912–1918
  2. pp. 157-170
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  1. 9. Women’s Stories as Sites of Memory: Gender and Remembering Romania’s World Wars
  2. pp. 171-192
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  1. 10. The Nation’s Pain and Women’s Shame: Polish Women and Wartime Violence
  2. pp. 193-219
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  1. 11. “The Alienated Body”: Gender Identity and the Memory of the Siege of Leningrad
  2. pp. 220-234
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 235-237
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 239-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-251
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