Female Intelligence

Author: Tammy M. Proctor
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814766943
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Sol Dollinger's remembrance of UAW's early days are juicy and provocative. His recall of those goofy internecine political battles within the union is tragic-comic. Yet they, united, even though hollering at each other, made GM, Ford, et al,recognize the union. The sequence involving Genora Johnson Dollinger, the heroine of the 1937 sit-down strike, is deeply moving and inspiring." --Studs Terkel "Should be read by every labor person who takes the principles of trade union history seriously. . . . Brings the history of the UAW up for a new survey of the events to include the men and women who would otherwise be unsung heroes or written out of history totally." --David Yettaw President, UAW Buick Local 599, 1987-1996 This story of the birth and infancy of the United Auto Workers, told by two participants, shows how the gains workers made were not easy or inevitable-not automatic-but required strategic and tactical sophistication as well as concerted action. Sol Dollinger recounts how workers, especially activists on the political left, created an auto union and struggled with one another over what shape the union should take. In an oral history conducted by Susan Rosenthal, Genora Johnson Dollinger tells the gripping tale of her role in various struggles, both political and personal.

Gender and the Great War

Author: Susan R. Grayzel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190271078
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gender and citizenship / Kimberly Jensen -- Gender and resistance / Erika Kuhlman -- Gender and work / Deborah Thom -- Gender and race / Richard S. Fogarty -- Gender and sexuality / Ana Carden-Coyne and Laura Doan -- Gender and age / Tammy M. Proctor -- Gender and occupation / Jovana Kneevic -- Gender and everyday life / Karen Hunt -- Gender and warfare / Susan R. Grayzel -- Gender and violence / Michelle Moyd -- Gender and mourning / Joy Damousi -- Gender and memory / Karen Petrone -- The scholarship of the First World War / Susan R. Grayzel and Tammy M. Proctor

An English Governess in the Great War

Author: Sophie De Schaepdrijver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019027672X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An Englishwoman of no particular fame living in World War I Brussels started a secret diary in September 1916. Aware that her thoughts could put her in danger with German authorities, she never wrote her name on the diary and ran to hide it every time the "Boches" came to inspect the house. The diary survived the war and ended up in a Belgian archive, forgotten for nearly a century until historians Sophie De Schaepdrijver and Tammy M. Proctor discovered it and the remarkable woman who wrote it: Mary Thorp, a middle-aged English governess working for a wealthy Belgian-Russian family in Brussels. As a foreigner and a woman, Mary Thorp offers a unique window into life under German occupation in Brussels (the largest occupied city of World War I) and in the uncertain early days of the peace. Her diary describes the roar of cannons in the middle of the night, queues for food and supplies in the shops, her work for a wartime charity, news from an interned godson in Germany, along with elegant dinners with powerful diplomats and the educational progress of her beloved charges. Mary Thorp's sharp and bittersweet reflections testify to the daily strains of living under enemy occupation, comment on the events of the war as they unfolded, and ultimately serve up a personal story of self-reliance and endurance. De Schaepdrijver and Proctor's in-depth commentary situate this extraordinary woman in her complex political, social, and cultural context, thus providing an unusual chance to engage with the Great War on an intimate and personal level.

1914 18 revisited

Author: Christa Hämmerle
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3847008773
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Diese Ausgabe von „L’Homme. Z. F. G.“ widmet sich einem kritischen Rückblick auf nationale Erinnerungs- und Wissenschaftskulturen zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Dabei geht es primär um die Frage, inwieweit im schon 2012 einsetzenden Boom der darauf bezogenen wissenschaftlichen wie medial-öffentlichen Aktivitäten frauen- und geschlechtergeschichtliche Zugänge eine Rolle gespielt haben. Die Bilanzen der Fallstudien zu Deutschland/Österreich, Frankreich/Großbritannien, Italien, Portugal und Ungarn fallen unterschiedlich aus. In allen Beispielen zeigt sich aber, dass – wenn überhaupt – vor allem frauengeschichtliche Themen integriert wurden beziehungsweise das analytische Potenzial der Kategorie Geschlecht kaum ausgeschöpft wurde, um überkommene historiografische Konzepte oder Narrative zum Ersten Weltkrieg zu dezentralisieren und neu auszurichten. Aus dem Inhalt: Der Erste Weltkrieg in Deutschland und Österreich in frauen- und geschlechtergeschichtlicher Perspektive / Visual Representations of Women’s Contribution to the First World War in France and Britain / Remembering the Great War in Portugal and Gender Perspectives / Commemoration Projects and Historiography in Hungary / Geschlechterspezifische Erinnerungsdiskurse in Italien / Gedenken an den Kriegswiderstand in Großbritannien / Im Gespräch mit Margaret R. Higonnet / Geschlechterbilder und -praktiken in der kaiserlichen Marine am Beispiel von Martin Niemöller. This issue of “L’Homme. Z. F. G.” addresses a critical retro-perspective on national memory and academic cultures of the First World War. It specially focuses on the question of how far female and gender historical approaches played a role in the emerging boom in 2012 concerning the scientific and, media-public activities. The conclusions of the surveys regarding Germany/Austria, France/UK, Italy, Portugal and Hungary are various. However, in all examples it becomes clear that - if considered at all - especially female historical subjects were integrated or the analytical potential of the category gender was merely taken into consideration in order to decentralise and reshape historiographical concepts or narratives of the First Wold War.

Handbook on Gender and War

Author: Simona Sharoni
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849808929
Format: PDF
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This interdisciplinary Handbook offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of the relationship between gender and war, exploring the conduct of war, its impact, aftermath and opposition to it. Offering sophisticated theoretical insights and empirical research from the First World War to contemporary conflicts around the world, this Handbook underscores the centrality of gender to critical examinations of war.

Civilians in a World at War 1914 1918

Author: Tammy M. Proctor
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814767801
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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World War I heralded a new global era of warfare, consolidating and expanding changes that had been building throughout the previous century, while also instituting new notions of war. The 1914-18 conflict witnessed the first aerial bombing of civilian populations, the first widespread concentration camps for the internment of enemy alien civilians, and an unprecedented use of civilian labor and resources for the war effort. Humanitarian relief programs for civilians became a common feature of modern society, while food became as significant as weaponry in the fight to win. Tammy M. Proctor argues that it was World War I—the first modern, global war—that witnessed the invention of both the modern “civilian” and the “home front,” where a totalizing war strategy pitted industrial nations and their citizenries against each other. Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918, explores the different ways civilians work and function in a war situation, and broadens our understanding of the civilian to encompass munitions workers, nurses, laundresses, refugees, aid workers, and children who lived and worked in occupied zones, on home and battle fronts, and in the spaces in between. Comprehensive and global in scope, spanning the Eastern, Western, Italian, East African, and Mediterranean fronts, Proctor examines in lucid and evocative detail the role of experts in the war, the use of forced labor, and the experiences of children in the combatant countries. As in many wars, civilians on both sides of WWI were affected, and vast displacements of the populations shaped the contemporary world in countless ways, redrawing boundaries and creating or reviving lines of ethnic conflict. Exploring primary source materials and secondary studies of combatant and neutral nations, while synthesizing French, German, Dutch, and English language sources, Proctor transcends the artificial boundaries of national histories and the exclusive focus on soldiers. Instead she tells the fascinating and long-buried story of the civilian in the Great War, allowing voices from the period to speak for themselves.

Operation Red Sparrow

Author: Jason Matthews
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641143675
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Thrillersensation aus den USA, verfasst von einem CIA-Insider. Der aufstrebende CIA-Agent Nathaniel Nash soll in Moskau einen hochrangigen Informanten der Gegenseite treffen. Als plötzlich Schergen des russischen Geheimdienstes auftauchen, gelingt es Nash, seine Quelle unerkannt in Sicherheit zu bringen. Doch mit der Aktion gefährdet er die gesamte Operation und wird selbst zur Zielscheibe. Denn um den Verräter in den eigenen Reihen zur Strecke zu bringen, setzt der russische Geheimdienst die junge Agentin Dominika Egorowa auf Nash an. Dominika ist ein „Red Sparrow“, ausgebildet zur verführerischen und tödlichen Falle. Ein gefährliches Doppelspiel zwischen den Fronten entbrennt ...