Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France During the First World War

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UNC Press Books, 1999 - Social Science - 334 pages
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There are few moments in history when the division between the sexes seems as "natural" as during wartime: men go off to the "war front," while women stay behind on the "home front." But the very notion of the home front was an invention of the First Worl
 

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Contents

Defining the Geography of War Configuring the Boundaries between the Fronts
11
The Maternal Body as Battlefield Rape Gender and National Identity
50
Promoting Motherhood and Regulating Women Womens Labor and the Nation
86
Womens Wild Oats Sexuality and the Social Order
121
Feminism on Trial Womens Dissent and the Politics of Peace
157
National Service and National Sacrifice Civic Participation Gender and National Identity
190
Public Space and Private Grief Assessing the Legacy of War
226
Conclusion
243
Notes
247
Selected Bibliography
297
Index
323
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Susan R. Grayzel is associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi.

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