An incisive, unsentimental account of the emotional and psychological atmosphere of World War II and the war's effect on the literary world.
Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War
Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Explores the influence that World War II has on Japanese popular culture, including animated films and television programs, video games, and comic books.
Author: Frenchy Lunning
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Mary Dudziak's original analysis of American wartime and its effect on law, policy, and our ideas about time itself, now available in paperback.
An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences
Author: Mary L. Dudziak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The politically conservative educators of World War II dramatically and rapidly altered policies, programs, schedules, learning materials, classroom activities, and the content of academic courses. They motivated students to salvage materials, sell war stamps, grow crops, learn about wartime issues, and take pride in patriotism. They prepared millions of people for the armed services and the defense industries. These accomplishments were possible because the educators were supported by an unprecedented alliance that included teachers, school administrators, industrialists, military personnel, government leaders, and the President himself. After the war, conservative educators continued to portray themselves as home-front warriors waging a life-threatening battle against enduring global dangers. A terrified public accepted this depiction and continued to back them for decades.
How World War II Changed American Education
Author: Gerard Giordano
Publisher: Peter Lang
A detailed account of the meteorological services in practice in Canada during World War II, and a thorough examination of the men behind the forecasts: the nearly 400 science graduates who became “metmen” and were stationed at flying training schools. This book explains the importance of aviation weather forecasts and instruction in meteorology for student pilots at the Royal Canadian Air Force stations established under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Cooperation with the United States military weather services is also examined.
Meteorology in Canada 1939-1945
Author: Morley K. Thomas
Publisher: ECW Press
The effects of World War II on women's sense of themselves forms the basis of this exploration of the interaction between cultural representations of men and women in World War II, and women's own narratives of their wartime lives.
Discourse and Subjectivity in Oral Histories of the Second World War
Author: Penny Summerfield
Publisher: Manchester University Press
A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.
From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939-1945
Author: Geraldine Howell
Publisher: A&C Black
The United States labor movement can credit -- or blame -- policies and regulations created during World War II for its current status. Focusing on the War Labor Board's treatment of arbitration, strikes, the scope of bargaining, and the contentious issue of union security, James Atleson shows how wartime necessities and language have carried over into a very different post-war world, affecting not only relations between unions and management but those between rank and file union members and their leaders.
Labor Relations and Law During World War II
Author: James B. Atleson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Political Science
Family Scrapbook features the memories and photographs of real life grannies. Lively narrative text is supported by a wide range of photographs which feature anything from contemporary adverts to pictures of the grandma's with their own parents and grandparents. A Wartime Childhood tells us what it was like to be an evacuee during the Second World War.
Author: Rebecca Hunter,Angela Downey
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Provocative insights into Beauvoir's philosophical and personal development during wartime
Author: Simone de Beauvoir,Margaret A. Simons
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these “factories of death,” including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on human beings, mostly Chinese nationals. However, as a result of complex historical factors including an American cover-up of the atrocities, Japanese denials, and inadequate responses from successive Chinese governments, justice has never been fully served. This volume brings together the contributions of a group of scholars from different countries and various academic disciplines. It examines Japan’s wartime medical atrocities and their postwar aftermath from a comparative perspective and inquires into perennial issues of historical memory, science, politics, society and ethics elicited by these rebarbative events. The volume’s central ethical claim is that the failure to bring justice to bear on the systematic abuse of medical research by Japanese military medical personnel more than six decades ago has had a profoundly retarding influence on the development and practice of medical and social ethics in all of East Asia. The book also includes an extensive annotated bibliography selected from relevant publications in Japanese, Chinese and English.
Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics
Author: Jing Bao Nie,Nanyan Guo,Mark Selden,Arthur Kleinman
Reporting War explores the social responsibilities of the journalist during times of military conflict. News media treatments of international crises, especially the one underway in Iraq, are increasingly becoming the subject of public controversy, and discussion is urgently needed. Each of this book's contributors challenges familiar assumptions about war reporting from a distinctive perspective. An array of pressing issues associated with conflicts over recent years are identified and critiqued, always with an eye to what they can tell us about improving journalism today. Special attention is devoted to recent changes in journalistic forms and practices, and the ways in which they are shaping the visual culture of war, and issues discussed, amongst many, include: the influence of censorship and propaganda 'us' and 'them' news narratives access to sources '24/7 rolling news' and the 'CNN effect' military jargon (such as 'friendly fire' and 'collateral damage') 'embedded' and 'unilateral' reporters tensions between objectivity and patriotism. The book raises important questions about the very future of journalism during wartime, questions which demand public dialogue and debate, and is essential reading for students taking courses in news and news journalism, as well as for researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field.
Journalism in Wartime
Author: Stuart Allan,Barbie Zelizer
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Transformation of Arkansas, 1940-1945
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
Category: World War, 1939-1945
The First World War was the cause of dramatic changes in every Canadian community. What it meant to daily life becomes clear in this book about the war years in Guelph, Ontario. The first months were the easiest, as young men rushed to enlist. Once news of casualties and deaths started arriving, the atmosphere changed drastically. Mothers dreaded the arrival of the telegraph boy. Newspapers published fulsome obituaries which could not obscure the tragedy of their deaths. Tensions emerged — one compelling example being a secret military and police night-time raid on a Catholic seminary just outside the town, looking for young men hiding from conscription. With these stories, Edward Butts offers a compelling portrait of people trying to make sense of a war with little evident logic. His account helps explain why the cause of the League of Nations and efforts to ensure peace in the 1920s and 1930s were so powerful amongst Canadians who had learned about the real impact of wartime on ordinary people. Through the use of primary resources including articles from the local press, letters from overseas, and newsreels in the cinema, Butts captures the reality of the First World War for Canadians at home.
The First World War in a Canadian Town
Author: Edward Butts
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Co-Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg Mister Bops and Miss Boo is a true love story. It unfolds through the letters, journal entries, and dictated memoirs of a doctor and a nurse during World War II, as they struggle for their love in the face of family resistance, separation, religious prejudice, and their army service. Through their words, you will experience their passion, patriotism, and a unique perspective of army life. It is an emotional page-turner with a dramatic historical ending.
Author: Andrea Siegel Feinberg,Jane Siegel Whitmore
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The posthumous discovery of Trevor-Roper's secret journals - unknown even to his family and closest confidants - is an exciting archival find and provides an unusual and privileged view of the Allied war effort against Nazi Germany.
Author: Hugh Trevor-Roper,Richard Davenport-Hines