Women, Sexuality and War

  • Authors
  • Philomena Goodman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 1-14
  3. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 15-28
  4. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 29-51
  5. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 53-73
  6. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 75-99
  7. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 101-125
  8. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 127-155
  9. Philomena Goodman
    Pages 157-164
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-180

About this book


This book examines women's experiences in Britain during the Second World War, drawing on women's own memories and archival sources. It explores the myths and silences surrounding women's contribution to the war effort. Part of the text is devoted to women's experience of paid employment and how their sexuality became a contentious workplace issue. This theme is continued in the accounting for the sexuality of women on other spaces and places and how women re-negotiated their femininity, and thus their own 'war experiences'.


Britain gender Home Front women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403914132
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41412-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1413-2
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