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The blood of our sons : men, women and the renegotiation of British citizenship during the Great War

Author: Nicoletta Gullace
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text shows how the assault on civilian masculinity during World War I led to women's suffrage. Through recruiting activities such as handing white feathers to reputed 'cowards', female war enthusiasts drew attention to the fact that manhood alone was an inadequate marker of civic responsibility.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicoletta Gullace
ISBN: 1403967105 9781403967107
OCLC Number: 56654562
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Propaganda and the public mind. The rape of Belgium and wartime imagination --
The making of Tommy Atkins : masculinity, propaganda, and the triumph of family values --
Redrawing the boundaries of the private sphere : patriotic motherhood and the raising of Kitchener's armies --
pt.II. Shaming rituals and sexual identity. The order of the White Feather --
Conscription, conscience, and the travails of male citizenship --
Reinventing womanhood : suffragettes and the great war for citizenship --
pt.III. The cultural construction of the Law. The power of sacrifice: "physical force" and women's work --
Votes for whom? The ideological origins of the representation of the People Bill.
Responsibility: Nicoletta Gullace.

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In this ground-breaking study of the complex relationship between war, gender, and citizenship in Great Britain during World War I, Nicoletta Gullace shows how the assault on civilian masculinity led  Read more...

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'Well-written, lively and convincing' - Bertrand Taithe, War in History

 
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