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In the Family

Victoria Stewart

in The Second World War in Contemporary British Fiction

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780748640997
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651832 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640997.003.0003
In the Family

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This chapter discusses how the rhetoric of secrecy enters the domestic sphere during and after wartime, and how it intersects with privacy, studying common wartime experiences, including evacuation and conscription, which had various effects on the family group. It includes several war stories. The chapter also discusses the possible effects war and wartime activities might have on the relationships of children and parents.

Keywords: rhetoric of secrecy; domestic sphere; privacy; common wartime experiences; war stories; child–parent relationships

Chapter.  16366 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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