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The Resource Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945, Melissa A. McEuen

Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945, Melissa A. McEuen

Label
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945
Title
Making war, making women
Title remainder
femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945
Statement of responsibility
Melissa A. McEuen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing On war propaganda, popular advertising, voluminous government records, and hundreds of letters and other accounts written by women in the 1940's, Melissa A. McEuen examines how extensively women's bodies and minds became "battlegrounds" in the U.S. fight for victory in World War II
  • Women were encouraged to believe that the nation's success depended on their effortsùnot just on factory floors, but at their dressing tables, bathroom sinks, and laundry rooms. Scrutinized and sexualized in new ways, women understood that their faces, clothes, and comportment would indicate how seriously they took their responsibilities as citizens. McEuen also shows that the wartime rhetoric of freedom, democracy, and postwar opportunity coexisted uneasily with the realities of a racially stratified society. The context of war created and reinforced the desirability of whiteness, and McEuen explores how African Americans grappled with whiteness as representing the true American identity. --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McEuen, Melissa A.
Dewey number
305.40973/09044
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1420
LC item number
.M383 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Femininity
  • Advertising
  • Advertising
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Advertising
  • Advertising
  • Femininity
  • Women
  • United States
Label
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945, Melissa A. McEuen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All-American masks : creaming and coloring the wartime face -- Tender hands and average legs : shaping disparate extremities -- Pleasant aromas and good scents : cleansing the body politic -- Proper attire and streamlined silhouettes : clothing the home front figure -- Sacrifice and agreeability : cultivating right minds
Control code
740435950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820337586
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q4v8n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)740435950
Label
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945, Melissa A. McEuen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All-American masks : creaming and coloring the wartime face -- Tender hands and average legs : shaping disparate extremities -- Pleasant aromas and good scents : cleansing the body politic -- Proper attire and streamlined silhouettes : clothing the home front figure -- Sacrifice and agreeability : cultivating right minds
Control code
740435950
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820337586
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q4v8n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)740435950

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