Grief in Wartime

Private pain, Public discourse

  • Carol Acton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Carol Acton
      Pages 1-14
  3. War and Grief at ‘Home’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Carol Acton
      Pages 17-46
    3. Carol Acton
      Pages 47-79
    4. Carol Acton
      Pages 80-101
  4. War and Grief at the ‘Front’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Carol Acton
      Pages 105-131
    3. Carol Acton
      Pages 132-153
    4. Carol Acton
      Pages 154-175
    5. Carol Acton
      Pages 176-198
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-224

About this book


An examination of private narratives of loss in wartime and publicly legitimized forms of grieving. Drawing on sources such as diaries, poetry and weblogs and using gender as an analytic category, the book looks at men's and women's experiences of war 'at home' and 'at the front' and spans the two World Wars, the Vietnam War and the war in Iraq.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Carol Acton
    • 1
  1. 1.St Jerome’s UniversityCanada

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