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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
The author examines how extensively women's bodies and minds became "battlegrounds" in the U.S. fight for victory in World War II. Women were led to believe that the nation's success depended on their efforts, not just on factory floors, but at their dressing tables, bathroom sinks, and laundry rooms. They were to fill their arsenals with lipstick, nail polish, creams, and cleansers in their battles to meet the standards of ideal womanhood touted in magazines, newspapers, billboards, posters, pamphlets and in the rapidly expanding pinup genre. Scrutinized and sexualized in new ways, women understood that their faces, clothes, and comportment would indicate how seriously they took their responsibilities as citizens. The author 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 whiteness, and McEuen explores how African Americans grappled with whiteness as representing the true American identity. Using perspectives of cultural studies and feminist theory, this book offers a broad look at how women on the American home front grappled with a political culture that used their bodies in service of the war effort
Cataloging source
DLC
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 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Femininity
  • Advertising
  • Advertising
  • Femininity
  • Women
Label
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945, Melissa A. McEuen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
633141010
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780820329055
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010020412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)633141010
Label
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945, Melissa A. McEuen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
633141010
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780820329055
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010020412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)633141010

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