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Women of war

Gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

By Juliette Pattinson

Women of war

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4565-9
  • Pages: 320
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: May 2020
  • BIC Category: HISTORY / Women, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / 20th Century, Society & social sciences / Gender studies: women, Humanities / Military history, Humanities / 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Humanities / Social & cultural history
  • Series: Cultural History of Modern War

Description

Women of war is an examination of gender modernity using the world's longest established women's military organisation, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. These New Women's adoption of martial uniform and military-style training, their inhabiting of public space, their deployment of innovative new technologies such as the motor car, the illustrated press, advertisements and cinematic film and their proactive involvement in the First World War illustrate why the Corps and its socially elite members are a particularly revealing case study of gender modernity.

Bringing into dialogue both public and personal representations, it makes a major contribution to the social and cultural history of Britain in the early twentieth century and will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars working in the fields of military history, animal studies, trans studies, dress history, sociology of the professions, nursing history and transport history.

Contents

Introduction: Daughters of war: Gender modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
1 'Fresh laurels for the brow of womanhood': The formation of a female nursing yeomanry
2 'Hussies', 'freaks' and 'lady soldiers': Constructing the uniformed woman
3 'Determined women full of initiative and vision': The professionalisation of a voluntary women's Corps
4 'Here we were, girls of the twentieth century': Active service in the First World War
5 'Gloried in her grotesque and spurious manhood': Driving in the First World War
Concluding thoughts
Index

Author

Juliette Pattinson is Reader in History at the University of Kent

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