Damousi, Joy: Aftermath

Damousi, Joy

Living with the Aftermath: Trauma, Nostalgia and Grief in Post-war Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2001; e-book available

The book ‘based on oral testimonies, focuses on the shifting patterns of mourning and grief in the experiences of Australian women who lost their husbands during the Second World War and the wars in Korea and Vietnam’. (blurb) A review is here and another is here. Shows how the women who stay at home ‘also serve’ and continue to do so after the war is ‘over’.

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