Hard labour : the forgotten voices of Latvian migrant 'volunteer' workers
- Linda McDowell.
- London : UCL Press ; Portland, Or. : Cavendish Publishing, 2005.
- Physical description
- xi, 219 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- McDowell, Linda, 1949-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -214) and index.
- Introduction: looking back to the 1940s and 1950s-- Thinking though gender: theorising migration, memory and identity-- Disciplining bodies: Exile and involuntary labour-- From foreign workers to displaced persons: life in the camps-- Becoming an EVW: from displaced person to economic migrant-- Survival strategies: women's dual roles in post-war Britain-- Place, locality and gendered local cultures-- Yearning for 'home': narratives of belonging and imagined community-- Conclusions.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844720200 20160527
- Publisher's Summary
- In recent years there has been a remarkable resurgence of interest in personal stories of the people who lived during the Second World War - Hard Labour explores the experiences of girls and women recruited as EVWs from the Baltic states. At the centre of this work are the voices of these now elderly Baltic women who fled from Latvia in 1944 in the face of advancing Russian front - voices that until now have been largely ignored by history. Recruited from displaced person camps to work in Britain after the war ended, their stories allow the author to explore feminist perspectives on work and employment, as well as the larger cultural issues of diasporic populations and the theories of social and collective memories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844720200 20160527
- Women refugees > Latvia > History > 20th century.
- Women refugees > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
- Latvians > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
- Foreign workers > Great Britain > History > 20th century.
- World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Great Britain.
- World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Great Britain.
- Latvians > Great Britain > Social conditions > 20th century.
- Great Britain > Social conditions > 20th century.
- Publication date
- 1844720209 (pbk.)
- 9781844720200 (pbk.)
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