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Title British popular culture and the First World War / edited by Jessica Meyer
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 383 pages) : illustrations, map
Series History of warfare, 1385-7827 ; v. 48
History of warfare ; v. 48
Contents Introduction / Jessica Meyer -- The propinquity of place : home, landscape and soldier poets of the First World War / Keith Grieves -- A war unimagined : food and the rank and file soldier of the First World War / Rachel Duffett -- 'Tailoring in the trenches' : the making of First World War British army uniform / Jane Tynan -- "All that is best of the modern women"? : representations of female military auxiliaries in British popular culture, 1914-1919 / Krisztina Robert -- 'Playing at being soldiers'? : British women and military uniform in the First World War / Lucy Noakes -- "Wartime hysterics"? : alcohol, women and the politics of wartime social purity in England / Stella Moss -- Best boys and aching hearts : the rhetoric of romance as social control in wartime magazines for young women / Carol Acton -- Practical memory : organized veterans and the politics of commemoration / Douglas Higbee -- The old front line : returning to the battlefields in the writings of ex-servicemen / John Pegum -- 'A sting of remembrance!' : collective memory and its forgotten armies / Eugene Michail -- The last war : the legacy of the First World War in 1940s British fiction / Victoria Stewart -- 'Reaching out to the past' : memory in contemporary British First World War narratives / Virginie Renard -- Framed (by) memory : the popular mnemonics of the First World War in The unknown soldier (Carlton TV, UK 1998) and Distant bridges (UK/USA 1999) / Claudia Sternberg -- "How much of an 'experience' do we want the public to receive?" : trench reconstructions and popular images of the Great War / Richard Espley -- 'If it had happened otherwise' : First World War exceptionalism in counterfactual history / Stephen Badsey
Summary Rather than focusing on 'high' culture, this collection looks at the cultural forms produced by and for a much wider range of social groups, including veterans, women and museum and film goers, thus expanding the debate over how the war was represented by participants and the meanings ascribed to it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collective memory -- Great Britain.
Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Kongress
Form Electronic book
Author Meyer, Jessica.
LC no. 2008006760
ISBN (hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)