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Children, comforts and intercultural exchanges for Australians in both world wars


Darian-Smith, K, Children, comforts and intercultural exchanges for Australians in both world wars, Cultural and Social History, 17, (5) pp. 697-713. ISSN 1478-0038 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14780038.2020.1712004


Despite the importance of the production and supply of food during times of conflict, little scholarly attention has been paid to food in the everyday experience of soldiers and civilians, including children, during both World Wars. Drawing upon diaries, oral histories, material culture, and histories of the emotions, from an Australian perspective, this article traces how children and young people played a key role in the exchange of food and drink in wartime, including in cross-cultural interactions. This article leads to a richer understanding of the history and heritage of war in relation to Australian society.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:WWI, WWII, histories of food, cultural heritage, histories of children, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, K (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:137409
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2020-02-12
Last Modified:2021-09-30

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