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Summerfield, Penny

Overview
Works: 43 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 5,653 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: D810.W7, 305.40941
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Penny Summerfield
Women workers in the Second World War : production and patriarchy in conflict by Penny Summerfield( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture
Out of the cage : women's experiences in two world wars by Gail Braybon( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two world wars
Reconstructing women's wartime lives : discourse and subjectivity in oral histories of the Second World War by Penny Summerfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Feminism and autobiography : texts, theories, methods by Tess Cosslett( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines on the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. While exemplifying the very different levels of autobiographical activity going on in feminist studies, the contributions chart a movement from autobiography as genre to autobiography as cultural practice, and from the analysis of autobiographical texts to a preoccupation with autobiography as method
Contesting home defence : men, women and the Home Guard in the Second World War by Penny Summerfield( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a new contribution to debates about the British home front in WWII, this book addresses the way the Home Guard has been remembered in popular culture through examination of key films, as well as TV's Dad's Army. The authors also explore the personal memories of individuals who served in the Home Guard
Women, power, and resistance : an introduction to women's studies( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, Power and Resistance is an accessible introductory book on Women's Studies. It is divided into interdisciplinary sections covering key aspects and major debates, centering on four main areas: the social organization of gender relations, the cultural representation of women, gender and social identity, and women and political change. These sections are linked by the concepts of women, power and resistance: each section investigates how women have been defined by dominant social structures, and how they have resisted such definitions, both within and outside those structures. In the process, a range of different feminist perspectives and methodologies are explored. Theory is introduced through the in-depth study of specific topics and themes. Each chapter is written in a clear and accessible style, and is followed by questions to promote further discussion and an explanatory further reading section, making the book ideal as a course textbook, or as an introduction to anyone who wishes to know more about Women's Studies and feminism
Technical education and the state since 1850 : historical and contemporary perspectives( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'My dress for an army uniform' : gender instabilities in the two World Wars : an inaugural lecture delivered at the University of Lancaster on 30 April 1997 by Penny Summerfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and men in history( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender in history( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining Caribbean womanhood : race, nation and beauty competitions, 1929-70 by Rochelle Rowe( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the links between beauty and politics in the Anglophone Caribbean
Gender, nation and conquest in the high middle ages : Nest of Deheubarth by Susan M Johns( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nest of Deheubarth was one of the most notorious women of the Middle Ages, mistress of Henry I and many other men, famously beautiful and strong-willed, object of one of the most notorious abduction/elopements of the period and ancestress of one of the most famous dynasties in medieval Ireland, the Fitzgeralds. This volume sheds light on women, gender, imperialism and conquest in the Middle Ages. From it emerges a picture of a woman who, though remarkable, was not exceptional, representative not of a group of victims or pawns in the dramatic transformations of the high Middle Ages but powerful
Civvies : middle-class men on the English home front, 1914-18 by Laura Ugolini( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the First World War continues to attract enormous interest. However, most attention remains concentrated on combatants, creating a misleading picture of wartime Britain: one might be forgiven for assuming that by 1918, the country had become virtually denuded of civilian men and particularly of middle-class men who {u2013} or so it seems {u2013} volunteered en masse in the early months of war. In fact, the majority of middle-class (and other) men did not enlist, but we still know little about their wartime experiences. Civvies thus takes a different approach to the history of the war and focuses on those middle-class English men who did not join up not because of moral objections to war, but for other (much more common) reasons, notably age, family responsibilities or physical unfitness. In particular, Civvies questions whether, if serviceman were the apex of manliness, were middle-class civilian men inevitably condemned to second-class, 'unmanly' status? --Amazon.com
Housewives and citizens : domesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64 by Caitriona Beaumont( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an extremely succesful debut in hardback, Housewives and citizens is now availble in paperback for the first time. This book explores the contribution that five conservative, voluntary and popular women's organisations made to women's lives and to the campaign for women's rights throughout the period 1928-64. The book challenges existing histories of the women's movement that suggest the movement went into decline during the inter-war period, only to be revived by the emergence of the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s. It is argued that the term 'women's movement' must be rev
Queen and country : same-sex desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939-45 by Emma Vickers( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen and country examines the complex intersection between same-sex desire and the British Armed Forces during the Second World War. It illuminates how men and women lived, loved and survived in an institution which, at least publicly, was unequivocally hostile towards same-sex activity within its ranks. Queen and country also tells a story of selective remembrance and the politics of memory, exploring specifically why same-sex desire continues to be absent from the historical record of the war. In examining this absence, and the more intimate minutiae of cohesion, homosociability and desire
The women's liberation movement in Scotland by Sarah F Browne( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book-length account of the women's liberation movement (WLM) in Scotland
The silent morning : culture and memory after the Armistice by Penny Summerfield( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to study the cultural impact of the Armistice of 11 November 1918. It contains 14 new essays from scholars working in literature, music, art history and military history. The Armistice brought hopes for a better future, as well as sadness, disappointment and rage. Many people in all the combatant nations asked hard questions about the purpose of the war. These questions are explored in complex and nuanced ways in the literature, music and art of the period. This book revisits the silence of the Armistice and asks how its effect was to echo into the following decades. The essays are genuinely interdisciplinary and are written in a clear, accessible style
Women, dowries and agency : marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia by Dana Wessell Lightfoot( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines labouring-status women in late medieval Valencia as they negotiated the fundamentally defining experience of their lives: marriage
Women, travel and identity : journeys by rail and sea, 1870-1940 by Emma Robinson-Tomsett( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The years between 1870 and 1940 are often considered a 'golden age' of travel: as larger and evermore sumptuous ships and trains were built, including the Orient Express, Blue Train, Lusitania and Normandie, journeying abroad became, and remains today, synonymous with chic, splendour and luxury. Utilising women's diaries and letters, art, advertising, fiction and etiquette guides, this book considers the journey's impact upon understandings of female identity, definitions of femininity, modernity, glamour, class, travel, tourism, leisure and sexual opportunity and threat during this period. It
Civilians into soldiers : war, the body and British Army recruits, 1939-45 by Emma Newlands( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilians into soldiers is an examination of body cultures in the British Army during the Second World War. Drawing on a wealth of official records and servicemen's personal testimonies, it explores the ways in which male civilians were turned into soldiers through the techniques by which they were inducted into military service. It follows the chronological experiences of wartime recruits, from their enlistment and training to their confrontations with wounding and death, and traces the significance of the body throughout. As such, it provides new ways of understanding how the British prepare
 
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Reconstructing women's wartime lives : discourse and subjectivity in oral histories of the Second World War
Alternative Names
Summerfield, Penelope Anne.

Summerfield, Penelope Anne 1951-

Summerfield, Penny

Languages
English (113)

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Feminism and autobiography : texts, theories, methodsContesting home defence : men, women and the Home Guard in the Second World WarWomen, power, and resistance : an introduction to women's studies