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Masculinities on Clydeside: Men in Reserved Occupations During the Second World War

Alison Chand


Masculinities on Clydeside explores the experiences of civilian men on Clydeside during the Second World War. The book principally uses oral history interviews as source materials and understands subjectivity as a fluid and ultimately continuous concept, retaining personal agency through major historical changes. While men in reserved occupations are understood as extensively influenced by ‘imagined’ discourses, often resulting in feelings of guilt and emasculation, their subjectivities were nonetheless ultimately rooted in their ‘lived’ and immediate local vicinities, and the people and place ... More

Keywords: ‘reserved occupations’, ‘Glasgow’, ‘Clydeside’, ‘Second World War’, ‘social change’, ‘subjectivity’

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474409360
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409360.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Chand, author
University of Strathclyde