Joanna Bourke

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Joanna Bourke, FBA (born 1963 in New Zealand) is an historian and academic. She is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.

Biography[edit]

Born to Christian missionary parents, Bourke was brought up in Zambia, Solomon Islands and Haiti.[1] After home education with her siblings she attended Auckland University, gaining a BA and masters in history. She undertook her PhD at the Australian National University and subsequently held academic posts in Australia, New Zealand, and Cambridge.[2] Joanna Bourke, who describes herself as a "socialist feminist",[3] has written on Irish history, gender history, working-class culture, war and masculinity, the cultural history of fear and the history of rape. In 2011, she published a book entitled "What It Means To Be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present" (Virago, 2011). She lives in London. In 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. [4]

Works[edit]

  • Husbandry and Housewifery: Women, Economic Change and Housework in Ireland, 1890-1914 Clarendon Press, 1993.
  • Working-Class Cultures in Britain, 1890-1960: Gender, Class and Ethnicity. Routledge, 1994
  • Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War. Reaktion Press and University of Chicago Press, 1996.
  • An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare, 1999, Granta (Won the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History for 1998 and the Wolfson Prize for Historical Writing in 2000)
  • Fear: A Cultural History, 2006, ISBN 978-1-59376-113-4
  • Rape: Sex, Violence, History, 2007, Shoemaker & Hoard. ISBN 978-1-59376-114-1
  • The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bristol Festival of Ideas 2005 programme (.pdf file)
  2. ^ Granta biography page on Joanna Bourke
  3. ^ Eithne Farry "'Why aren't we more outraged?'", The Guardian, 5 October 2007. Retrieved on 7 October 2007.
  4. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 

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