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Preliminary Material

(2,754 words)

Contributor(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - Preliminary Material Keywords: British popular culture | clothing | film | first world war | food | literature Abstract: This front matter section of this book British Popular Culture and the First World War contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, list of figures, and contributors. Showcasing the work of both established academics and emerging scholars of the field, the book discusses aspects of British popular culture from the material cultures of food and clothing to the representational cultures of literature and film. British Popular Culture and th…

Illustrations

(499 words)

Contributor(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - Illustrations Keywords: active service | British popular culture | First World War | tailoring | trenches Abstract: This section contains illustrations of eight figures relevant to discussion of British Popular Culture and the First World War. The first figure illustrates outfits for active service. The second figure deals with “Tailoring in the Trenches”. The third figure shows the members of the women’s volunteer reserve on their fortnightly route march. The last two figures illustrate postcards showing convalescent guides. British Popular Culture and the …

Index

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Contributor(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - Index Keywords: British popular culture | clothing | First World War | food Abstract: This index contains a list of terms and concepts that occur in the book British Popular Culture and the First World War. Showcasing the work of both established academics and emerging scholars of the field, this book discusses aspects of British popular culture from the material cultures of food and clothing to the representational cultures of literature and film. The result is an engaging and invigorating re-examination of the First World War and its place in British culture. British Po…

Introduction: Popular Culture and the First World War

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Author(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - Introduction: Popular Culture and the First World War Keywords: Britain | cultural histories | First World War | popular culture ISFWWS-Keywords: Culture | Britain | Legacy | Home fronts | Literature Abstract: Histories of the First World War have uncovered an ever increasing diversity of sites of cultural expression, familial, communal and national, which may be defined as forms of popular culture. Memory itself has been an important theoretical feature of cultural histories of the war. The …

‘Gladder to be Going Out Than Afraid’: Shellshock and Heroic Masculinity in Britain, 1914–1919

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Author(s): Meyer, Jessica
Meyer, Jessica - ‘Gladder to be Going Out Than Afraid’: Shellshock and Heroic Masculinity in Britain, 1914–1919 Keywords: Britain | Masculinity | Experience of combat | Medicine | Society | Published memoirs and biographies | Literature ‛Uncovered Fields’ Jenny Macleod and Pierre Purseigle, Publication Editor: Brill, The Netherlands, 2004 e-ISBN: 9789047402596 DOI: 10.1163/9789047402596.012 © 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands Meyer, Jessica