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The Resource Beyond Rosie the Riveter : Women of World War II in American popular graphic art, Donna B. Knaff

Beyond Rosie the Riveter : Women of World War II in American popular graphic art, Donna B. Knaff

Label
Beyond Rosie the Riveter : Women of World War II in American popular graphic art
Title
Beyond Rosie the Riveter
Title remainder
Women of World War II in American popular graphic art
Statement of responsibility
Donna B. Knaff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As Knaff reveals, visual messages received by women through war posters, magazine cartoons, comic strips, and ads may have acknowledged their importance to the war effort but also cautioned them against taking too many liberties or losing their femininity. Her study examines the subtle and not-so subtle cultural battles that played out in these popular images, opening a new window on American women's experience
  • Some images implicitly argued that women should maintain their femininity despite adopting masculinity for the war effort; others dealt with society's deep-seated fear that masculinized women might feminize men; and many reflected the dilemma that a woman was both encouraged to express and suppress her sexuality so that she might be perceived as neither promiscuous nor lesbian. From these cases, Knaff draws a common theme: while being outwardly empowered or celebrated for their wartime contributions, women were kept in check by being held responsible for everything from distracting male co-workers to compromising machinery with their long hair and jewelry. Knaff also notes the subtle distinctions among the images: government war posters targeted blue-collar women, New Yorker content was aimed at socialites, Collier's addressed middle-class women, and Wonder Woman was geared to young girls
  • Especially through its focus on visual arts, Knaff's book gives us a new look at American society decades before the modern women's rights movement, torn between wartime needs and antiquated gender roles. It provides much-needed nuance to a glossed-over chapter in our history, charting the difficult negotiations that granted - and ultimately took back - American women's wartime freedoms."--pub. desc
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Knaff, Donna B
Dewey number
704.9/424097309044
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NE962.W65
LC item number
K55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CultureAmerica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in art
  • Women in popular culture
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women
Label
Beyond Rosie the Riveter : Women of World War II in American popular graphic art, Donna B. Knaff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "A queer mixture of feelings" : conflicting messages to women during the war -- From bathing suits to parachutes, or, "Don't call me Mac!" : OWI, ambivalence, and women's work -- "America will be as strong as her women" : femininity, masculinity, and the merging of the spheres -- "Does your sergeant know you're out?" : women's sexuality in wartime -- "Now, let's see your pass," or, Wonder Woman and the "Giant women army officers" : female power and authority as masculinity -- "Here's one job you men won't be asking back" : "reconversion" of masculinity at war's end -- Epilogue : "These girls are strong--bind them securely!" : World War II images of women in the Postwar World
Control code
760979112
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780700618507
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)760979112
Label
Beyond Rosie the Riveter : Women of World War II in American popular graphic art, Donna B. Knaff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: "A queer mixture of feelings" : conflicting messages to women during the war -- From bathing suits to parachutes, or, "Don't call me Mac!" : OWI, ambivalence, and women's work -- "America will be as strong as her women" : femininity, masculinity, and the merging of the spheres -- "Does your sergeant know you're out?" : women's sexuality in wartime -- "Now, let's see your pass," or, Wonder Woman and the "Giant women army officers" : female power and authority as masculinity -- "Here's one job you men won't be asking back" : "reconversion" of masculinity at war's end -- Epilogue : "These girls are strong--bind them securely!" : World War II images of women in the Postwar World
Control code
760979112
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780700618507
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)760979112

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