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Summerfield, Penny

Overview
Works: 44 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 5,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: D810.W7, 305.42
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 )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 830 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 568 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 )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 399 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 )

11 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 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Cultural history of modern war( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender in history( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and political change by Penny Summerfield( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
The perpetual fair : gender, disorder, and urban amusement in eighteenth-century London by Anne Wohlcke( )

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

Each summer, a 'perpetual fair' plagued eighteenth-century London, a city in transition overrun by a burgeoning population. City officials attempted to control disorderly urban amusement according to their own gendered understandings of order and morality. Frequently derided as locations of dangerous femininity disrupting masculine commerce, fairs withstood regulation attempts. Fairs were important in the lives of ordinary Londoners as sites of women's work, sociability, and local and national identity formation. Rarely studied as vital to London's modernisation, urban fairs are a microcosm of London's transforming society demonstrating how metropolitan changes were popularly contested. This study contributes to our understanding of popular culture and modernisation in Britain during the formative years of its global empire. Fascinating examples drawn from literary and visual culture make this an engaging study for scholars and students of late Stuart and early Georgian Britain, urban and gender history, World's Fairs, and cultural studies. --Provided by publisher
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
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
Feminism & amp ; Autobiography : Texts, Theories, Methods by Tess Coslett( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 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 concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory
 
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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 (109)

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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 studiesFeminism & amp ; Autobiography : Texts, Theories, Methods