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Creating Rosie the Riveter : class, gender, and propaganda during World War II

Author: Maureen Honey
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines advertisements and fiction published in the Saturday Evening Post and True Story in order to show how propaganda was used to encourage women to enter the work force.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Honey, Maureen, 1945-
Creating Rosie the Riveter.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1984
(OCoLC)654602718
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maureen Honey
ISBN: 0870234439 9780870234439 0870234447 9780870234446
OCLC Number: 10724692
Description: x, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Creation of the myth. The impact of World War II on female --
Employment patterns --
Government attitudes toward women workers --
The office of war information and the magazine industry --
The war advertising council --
The magazines bureau --
Popular fiction and propaganda --
The womanpower campaign --
Middle-class images of women in wartime. Fiction before Pearl Harbor --
The impact of propaganda on romances of the war years --
Reconversion --
Images of women in advertising --
The working-class woman and the recruitment campaign. The confession formula --
Women's changing status during the war and the confession formula --
Nonfiction --
Class differences in the portrayal of women war workers.
Responsibility: Maureen Honey.

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Examines advertisements and fiction published in the Saturday Evening Post and True Story in order to show how propaganda was used to encourage women to enter the work force.

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