Men at Work

The Working Man in British Culture, 1939–1945

  • Linsey Robb

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

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Men at Work explores the cultural portrayal of four essential wartime occupations: agriculture, industry, firefighting and the mercantile marine. In analysing a broad spectrum of wartime media (most notably film, radio and visual culture) it establishes a clear hierarchy of masculine roles in British culture during the Second World War.


Masculinity Work Second World War Cultural history 1939–1945 cultural history culture film history media Visual Culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Linsey Robb
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

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