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  • Histories of the Self

    Personal Narratives and Historical Practice

    By Penny Summerfield

    Histories of the Self interrogates historians’ work with personal narratives. It introduces students and researchers to scholarly approaches to diaries, letters, oral history and memoirs as sources that give access to intimate aspects of the past. Historians are interested as never before in how…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15

  • Women Workers in the Second World War

    Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

    By Penny Summerfield

    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

  • Out of the Cage

    Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

    By Gail Braybon, Penny Summerfield

    Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

  • Feminism & Autobiography

    Texts, Theories, Methods

    By Tess Coslett, Celia Lury, Penny Summerfield

    Featuring essays by leading feminist scholars from a variety of disciplines, this key text explores the latest developments in autobiographical studies. The collection is structured around the inter-linked concepts of genre, inter-subjectivity and memory. Whilst exemplifying the very…

    Paperback – 2000-10-19

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