© 2014

Gender and the First World War

  • Christa Hämmerle
  • Oswald Überegger
  • Birgitta Bader Zaar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christa Hämmerle, Oswald Überegger, Birgitta Bader Zaar
    Pages 1-15
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 251-265

About this book


The First World War cannot be sufficiently documented and understood without considering the analytical category of gender. This exciting volume examines key issues in this area, including the 'home front' and battlefront, violence, pacifism, citizenship and emphasizes the relevance of gender within the expanding field of First World War Studies.


First World War history Home Front nation

Editors and affiliations

  • Christa Hämmerle
    • 1
  • Oswald Überegger
    • 2
  • Birgitta Bader Zaar
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.University of Bozen/BolzanoItaly
  3. 3.Department of HistoryUniversity of ViennaAustria

About the editors

Tina Bahovec, University of Klagenfurt, Austria Bruna Bianchi, University Ca' Foscari Venice, Italy Jason Crouthamel, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, USA Matteo Ermacora is an independent scholar Alison S. Fell, University of Leeds, UK Susan R. Grayzel, University of Mississippi, USA Virginija Jur?nien?, Vilnius University, Lithuania Julia Köhne, University of Vienna, Austria Manon Pignot University of Picardie, France Ingrid E. Sharp, University of Leeds, UK Claudia Siebrecht, University of Sussex, UK Dorothee Wierling, University of Hamburg, Germany

Bibliographic information


“Gender and the First World War is highly recommended for those interested in Central and Eastern-European testimonies of war as the previously mentioned sources can serve as a basis either for socio-cultural or literary analysis. The volume may also be useful for those engaged in gender studies as the experience of the First World War is unquestionably the cradle of our modern view and interpretation of different gender roles and norms.” (Eszter Edit Balogh, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, Vol. 23 (1), 2017)