Gender and the First World War

TitelGender and the First World War
Year of Publication2014
AutorenHämmerle, Christa, Oswald Überegger, and Birgitta Bader-Zaar
PublisherPalgrave McMillan

The First World War cannot be sufficiently documented and understood without considering the analytical category of gender. This exciting volume examines key issues in this area, including the 'home front' and battlefront, violence, pacifism, citizenship – and emphasizes the relevance of gender within the expanding field of First World War Studies. By addressing such a broad range of topics through case studies and chapters on British and French heroines, Austro-Hungarian war nurses, gendered representations of bereavement and modern war technology, this volume provides a transnational and comparative approach to the subject, integrating research on Western and Central Europe with that on marginalized regions in Italy, Austria-Hungary, Slovenia, and Lithuania.