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Tropes and Trench Cakes: The Home Front in the Media and Community History

Andrews, Maggie (2016) Tropes and Trench Cakes: The Home Front in the Media and Community History. Twentieth Century British History, 27 (4). pp. 506-512. ISSN 0955-2359 Online: 1477-4674

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Abstract

The recent WW1 'fest' has provided a multitude of different engagements with the history of this conflict by media and community groups. The relationship between these histories and academic history is not unproblematic. It provides space for a greater emphasis on the home front but there are questions to be asked about the politics and the accuracy of such history. It is up to academics to find ways of working with popular histories which ensure that troublesome knowledge of the conflict continues to be explored.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: war, commemoration, media, community
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Depositing User: Maggie Andrews
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 13:50
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 13:58
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4889

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