Making the best of it : women and girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Making the best of it : women and girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War

Author: Sarah Carlene Glassford; Amy J Shaw
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Series: Studies in Canadian military history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many women who lived through the Second World War believed it heralded new status and opportunities, but scholars have argued that very little changed. How can these interpretations be reconciled? Making the Best of It examines the ways in which gender and other identities intersected to shape the experiences of female Canadians and Newfoundlanders during the war. The contributors to this thoughtful collection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: essays
Essays
Essais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Carlene Glassford; Amy J Shaw
ISBN: 9780774862776 0774862777 9780774862783 0774862785
OCLC Number: 1196260201
Description: xi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Community, Memory, and Historical Precedent --
Part 1: Women, Children, and the War --
1 The Small Spaces of Childhood: Learning How to Feel in Atlantic Canada, 1939-45 --
2 Fostering Friendships: Canadian Girlhood and the Evacuation of British Children to Canada --
3 Casualties of War: Children, Mothers, and Wartime Day Nurseries --
4 Civic Identities in Conflict: Montreal's Anglophone and Francophone Private School Girls --
Part 2: Women and the War at Home --
5 "A Token Jew Everywhere": Canadian Jewish Women on the Home Front --
6 Shopping to Win the War: Female Consumers and Canada's Home Front --
7 Mrs. Consumer Goes to War: The Consumer Branch and Economic Policy Making --
Part 3: Women and Overseas Humanitarian Work --
8 Responding to "War's Havoc": The Relief Work of Mennonite Women --
9 "It Keeps Our Spirits Up": Emotional Labour and Resilience in the Canadian Red Cross Corps Overseas Detachment, 1943-47 --
Part 4: Women in Wartime Nursing, Paid War Work, and the Armed Forces --
10 "War Comes to Labrador": Nursing on the Home Front --
11 They Died so That Men May Fight: Depictions of Female Military War Dead --
12 "Keep Your Mind on Your Job": Women Workers, Beauty Culture, and Dangerous Bodies in the Wartime Industrial Workplace --
Conclusion: Making the Best of It --
Selected Bibliography --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in Canadian military history.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw.

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Making the Best of It examines the ways in which gender and other identities intersected to shape the experiences of female Canadians and Newfoundlanders during the Second World War.  Read more...

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"[T]his is a very useful study, one in which the authors make full use of British and American research, and the bibliography alone will make it invaluable." -- J.L. Granatstein * CHOICE Connect *

 
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