This article examines representations of Anderson shelters in English women’s Second World War epistolary correspondence, arguing that both the adaptation of shelters and the representation of these changes—as depicted in women’s correspondence—evidences wartime resilience. The article argues that the domestication of these spaces designed for protection, rather than comfort, resonates with pervasive wartime discourses articulating the cultural value of the home.
English Women at Home during the Second World War: Anderson Shelters as Domestic Spaces.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 19(1), 94-107.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol19/iss1/8