Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745332505 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332512 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

Lindsey German

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

Lindsey German

Distributed for Pluto Press

272 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780745332505 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745332512 Published February 2013 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women looks at the remarkable impact of war on women in Britain. It shows how conflict has changed women’s lives and how those changes have put women at the centre of peace campaigning.

Lindsey German, one of the UK's leading anti-war activists and commentators, shows how women have played a central role in anti-war and peace movements, including the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The women themselves talk about how they overcame prejudice and difficulty to become active. The book integrates this experience with a historical overview, analysing the two world wars as catalysts of social change for women. It looks at how the changing nature of war, especially the involvement of civilians, increasingly involves significant numbers of women.

As well as providing an inspiring account of women's opposition to war, the book also tackles key contemporary developments, challenging negative assumptions about Muslim women and showing how anti-war movements are feeding into a broader desire to change society.

Contents

1: Women and the Great War
2: The Home Front 1939-45
3: In the shadow of the bomb
4: Vietnam and the liberation decade
5: From Greenham to the Gulf
6: A mass movement is born
7: War, liberation and Muslim women
8: Changes: war and women’s consciousness
9: Conclusion
Notes
Index

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