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Women of war : gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Author: Juliette Pattinson
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2020 ©2020
Series: Cultural history of modern war.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women of War examines the FANY as a case study of gender modernity using newspapers, memoirs, diaries, letters interviews, photographs and poetry. While these New Women challenged the limits of convention in terms of behaviour, dress and role, they were simulataneously deepy conservative, upholding imperialist, unionist and anti-feminist values"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juliette Pattinson
ISBN: 9781526145659 1526145650
OCLC Number: 1235242977
Description: xii, 308 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Daughters of war: gender modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry --
'Fresh laurels for the brow of womanhood': the formation of a female nursing yeomanry --
'Hussies', 'freaks' and 'lady soldiers': constructing the uniformed woman --
'Determined women full of initiative and vision': the professionalisation of a voluntary women's corps --
'Here we were, girls of the twentieth century': active service in the First World War --
'Gloried in her grotesque and spurious manhood': driving in the First World War --
Concluding thoughts.
Series Title: Cultural history of modern war.
Responsibility: Juliette Pattinson.

Abstract:

"Women of War examines the FANY as a case study of gender modernity using newspapers, memoirs, diaries, letters interviews, photographs and poetry. While these New Women challenged the limits of convention in terms of behaviour, dress and role, they were simulataneously deepy conservative, upholding imperialist, unionist and anti-feminist values"--

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