© 2009

Gender, Labour, War and Empire

Essays on Modern Britain

  • Philippa Levine
  • Susan R. Grayzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Philippa Levine, Susan R. Grayzel
      Pages 1-12
  3. Labour, Sex and Race: The Problem of Modernity

  4. Gender, Identity and the Second World War

  5. Gender, Race and the Aftermath of War and Empire

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-282

About this book


A lively collection of essays on the cultures of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. Topics range from prostitution and slavery to the effect of war on fashion magazine reporting to inter-racial marriage in the postwar years. Particular areas of focus include the Second World War, its legacies and the reactions to postwar decolonization.


Britain empire gender history marriage

Editors and affiliations

  • Philippa Levine
    • 1
  • Susan R. Grayzel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of MississippiUSA

About the editors

ELIZABETH BUETTNER Senior Lecturer in History, University of York, UK BECKY E. CONEKIN Senior Research Fellow, the London College of Fashion, UK DENNIS DWORKIN Lecturer in British and Irish History, the University of Nevada, USA GEOFF ELEY Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA JAMES EPSTEIN Lecturer in History, Vanderbilt University, USA LAURA L. FRADER Professor of History, Northeastern University, USA, and Senior Associate in Residence, the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, USA MARTIN FRANCIS Henry R. Winkler Associate Professor of Modern History, the University of Cincinnati, USA SUSAN R. GRAYZEL Associate Professor of History, the University of Mississippi, USA PHILIPPA LEVINE Professor of History, the University of Southern California, USA ALICE RITSCHERLE Assistant Professor of History, Stony Brook University, USA HAROLD L. SMITH Professor of History at the University of Houston-Victoria, USA PENNY SUMMERFIELD Professor of Modern History, the University of Manchester, UK ANGELA WOOLLACOTT Professor of Modern History, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Bibliographic information


'This elegant volume not only celebrates one of the most influential social historians of our time, but offers a compelling and up to date historiographical treatment of the most important trends in British history over the last generation.' - Nicoletta F. Gullace, University of New Hampshire, USA