Material cultures of childhood in Second World War Britain / Gabriel Moshenska.
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
- Material culture and modern conflict
Material culture and modern conflict
xi, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Material culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Children -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
War and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Children -- Social life and customs.
Manners and customs.
War and society.
World War (1939-1945)
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Personal narratives -- British.
- "How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope with the fears and upheavals of wartime, with families divided and familiar landscapes lost or transformed, children reimagined and reshaped these material traces of conflict into toys, treasures and playgrounds. This study of the material worlds of wartime childhood offers a unique viewpoint into an extraordinary period in history with powerful resonances across global conflicts into the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
- Gas masks
Air raid shelters
Aircraft down to earth.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Other format:
- Online version: Moshenska, Gabriel, author. Material cultures of childhood in Second World War Britain
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