The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory and Wartime Bereavement in Australia
The Labour of Loss explores how mothers, fathers, girlfriends, relatives and friends dealt with their experiences of grief and loss during and after the First and Second World Wars. Based on an examination of private loss through letters and diaries, this study makes a significant contribution to understanding how people came to terms with the deaths of friends and family. Unlike other studies in this area, The Labour of Loss considers how mourning affected men and women in different ways, and analyses the gendered dimensions of grief.
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Theatres of Grief Theatres of Loss
The Sacrificial Mother
A Fathers Loss
The War Widow and the Cost of Memory
Returned Limbless Soldiers Identity through Loss
The Second World War
Absence as Loss on the Homefront and the Battlefront
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