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Title When the war was over : women, war and peace in Europe, 1940-1956 / edited by Claire Duchen and Irene Bandhauer-Schöffmann.
Imprint London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2000.

Subject Women -- Europe.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Women and war -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Europe.
Women -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Alt Name Duchen, Claire.
Bandhauer-Schöffmann, Irene, 1958-
Description 1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-254) and index.
Contents Introduction / Claire Duchen and Irene Bandhauser-Schöffmann -- Discourses of war and gender. 'It did me good in lots of ways' : British women in transition from war to peace / Penny Summerfield -- Mothers of the nation : post-war gendered interpretations of the experiences of Dutch resistance women / Jolande Withuis -- The myth of Penelope and Odysseus : an Austrian married couple narrate their wartime and post-war experiences / Ela Hornung -- Girlhood in transition? Preparing English girls for adulthood in a reconstructed Britain / Penny Tinkler -- Women's fight for food : a gendered view of hunger, hoarding and black marketeering in Vienna after World War Two / Irene Bandhauer-Schöffmann -- Women, politics, feminism. Italian women enter politics / Anna Rossi-Doria -- The adventure of women's suffrage in Greece / Tasoula Vervenioti -- Communist women in Finland, 1944-1948 : Olga Virtanen's story / Elina Katainen -- Women's associations in Hungary : demobilization and remobilization, 1945-1951 / Andrea Petö -- 'Feminism is dead. Long live feminism!' The women's movement in France at the liberation, 1944-1946 / Sylvie Chaperon -- 'Anything but a suffragette!' Women's politics in Germany after 1945 : A movement of women? / Ute Gerhard -- Reconstructing communities : exile, return, belonging and betrayal. 'A howl unheard': Women Shoah survivors dis-placed and re-silenced / Ronit Lentin -- Unwelcome in Austria : returnees and concentration camp survivors / Helga Embacher -- Going 'home'? Politics, gender and Jewishness in the return from 'emigration' to East Germany / Barbara Einhorn -- 'The GI bride': On the (de)construction of an Austrian post-war stereotype / Ingrid Bauer -- Crime and punishment in liberated France : the case of les femmes tondues / Claire Duchen.
Summary Popular images of post-war women represent them welcoming home the soldiers, but this volume asks, What happened next?The contributors use a range of methodological approaches to encourage the reader to question traditional historiography, the nature of the historical evidence, the process of memory, and the disparities between official discourse and personal narrative, and between written, visual and oral accounts.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441172709 (electronic bk.)
144117270X (electronic bk.)
0718501799
9780718501792
0718501802 (pbk.)
9780718501808 (pbk.)
OCLC # 651663722
Additional Format Print version: When the war was over. London ; New York : Leicester University Press, 2000 9780718501808 (DLC) 00021836 (OCoLC)43328934