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Beyond Rosie the Riveter : Women of World War II in American Popular Graphic Art

Author: Donna B Knaff
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2012] ©2012
Series: Culture America.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the author reveals, visual messages received by women through war posters, magazine cartoons, comic strips, and ads may have acknowledged their importance to the war effort but also cautioned them against taking too many liberties or losing their femininity. This study examines the subtle and not so subtle cultural battles that played out in these popular images, opening a new window on American women's  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna B Knaff
ISBN: 9780700618507 0700618503
OCLC Number: 760979112
Description: ix, 214 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: "A queer mixture of feelings" : conflicting messages to women during the war --
From bathing suits to parachutes, or, "Don't call me Mac!" : OWI, ambivalence, and "women's" work --
"America will be as strong as her women" : femininity, masculinity, and the merging of the spheres --
"Does your sergeant know you're out?" : women's sexuality in wartime --
"Now, let's see your pass," or, Wonder Woman and the "Giant women army officers" : female power and authority as masculinity --
"Here's one job you men won't be asking back" : "reconversion" of masculinity at war's end --
"These girls are strong, bind them securely!" : World War II images of women in the postwar world.
Series Title: Culture America.
Responsibility: Donna B. Knaff.

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Examines the depiction of women in World War II popular visual art, showing that it reflected decidedly mixed feelings about the status of women in American society. Dispels the popular belief that  Read more...

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