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Women and War in the Balkans

A Comparative Review Essay

Maria Bucur

Alin Ciupală, Bătălia lor: Femeile din România în Primul Război Mondial (Their battle: Women in Romania during World War I), Iași: Polirom, 2017, 392 pp., 48 illustrations, RON 39.95 (paperback), ISBN: 978-9-73466-577-8.

Jelena Batinić, Women and Yugoslav Partisans: A History of World War II Resistance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 287 pp., 11 illustrations, GBP 24.99 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-31611-862-7.

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Femininity (Con)scripted

Female Images in Soviet Wartime Poster Propaganda, 1941–1945

Susan Corbesero

During the Second World War, legions of Soviet women behind the lines participated in war-time production in both industry and agriculture. Soviet propaganda, despite the overwhelming numbers, contributions and sacrifices of women, graphically portrayed them in ways that both re-established the pre-war patriarchal gender relations of the Stalinist era and circumscribed women’s wartime experiences. This article examines how, during the initial and la er years of the conflict, and in the important and under- studied source of Soviet poster propaganda, the symbolic configuration and recon- figuration of femininity and the female image was transmitted through shifting official policies and attitudes on the role of women. While early posters portrayed women’s wartime participation as atypical, temporary and unwomanly, propaganda by the end of the war featured hyper-feminised representations of women while the Soviet state moved to reassert political controls and institutionalise conservative gender policies to serve the needs of war and reconstruction.

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“Till I Have Done All That I Can”

An Auxiliary Nurse’s Memories of World War I

Michelle Moravec

mourned his fallen comrades in arms. From Jean Bethke Elshtain’s Women and War to Jonathan Ebel’s Faith in the Fight , scholars have explored gendered roles in wartime and how Great War propaganda amplified them. 34 Absent any coherent narrative in

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Depictions of Women in the Works of Early Byzantine Historians and Chroniclers

Between Stereotype and Reality

Ecaterina Lung

): 233. 75 Lellia Cracco Ruggini, “La donna e il sacro, tra paganesimo e cristianesimo,” in Uglione, Atti del II convegno nazionale di studi su La Donna nel Mondo Antico , 269. 76 Amélie Kuhrt, “Women and War,” Journal of Gender Studies in Antiquity 2

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“Before the War, Life Was Much Brighter and Happier than Today”

Letters from French War Orphans, 1915–1922

Bethany S. Keenan

social relationships and family structures and ways of establishing them,” 7 analyzing them gives insight into the home life of French civilians. Their focus on domestic life further expands understanding of women and war, notably of lower-income French

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Book Reviews

Selin Çağatay, Olesya Khromeychuk, Stanimir Panayotov, Zlatina Bogdanova, Margarita Karamihova, and Angelina Vacheva

,” offering both the primary material and the theoretical and methodological frameworks that could enable scholars to expand the current scope of research on women and war. “Unspeakability,” however, can be rooted not only in our reluctance to deal with taboo

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Gendered Power Struggles beyond the Male-Female Dichotomy

Syrian Mothers-in-Law Exercising Power within Patriarchal Structures

Michelle Lokot

under Occupation , (ed.) L. Taraki ( New York : Syracuse University Press ), 103 – 184 . Al-Ali , N. , and Pratt , N. ( 2009 ), ‘ Introduction ’, in Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives , (ed.) N. Al-Ali and N

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Migration and Redefining Self

Negotiating Religious Identity among Hazara Women in Germany

Saideh Saidi

Riessman , C. K. ( 2008 ), Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences ( London : SAGE ). Rostami-Povey , E. ( 2003 ), Women in Afghanistan, Passive Victims of the Borga or Active Social Participants? Development, Women, and War: Feminist

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Politics of the Visible and the Invisible

War Images in Japanese and American Textbooks

Jessica Fernanda Conejo Muñoz, Daniel Veloza-Franco, and Julieta de Icaza Lizaola

young female protagonists, but rather than portraying them as tragic and melodramatic heroines, they emphasized the female experience of war and the atomic bomb. Women and War Images Throughout IMPACT and TAP , the authors emphasize the

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Militarizing Women in the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement from the 1930s to the 1950s

Olesya Khromeychuk

Sea region] 162 (2009): 129–134. 22 Nicole Ann Dombrowski, “Soldiers, Saints, or Sacrificial Lambs? Women’s Relationship to Combat and the Fortification of the Home Front in the Twentieth Century," in Women and War in the Twentieth Century: Enlisted