Motherly Heroines and Adventurous Girls Red Cross Nurses and Women Army Auxiliaries in the First World War

TitleMotherly Heroines and Adventurous Girls Red Cross Nurses and Women Army Auxiliaries in the First World War
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSchönberger, Bianca
EditorHagemann, Karen, and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum
Book TitleHome/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany
Pagination87-113
PublisherBerg
CityOxford and New York
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In her essay "Motherly Heroines and Adventurous Girls: Red Cross Nurses and Women Army Auxiliaries in the First World War" in the edited volume Home/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany author Bianca Schoenberger illustrates women's growing sense of power and participation by documenting the willingness and eagerness of middle-class women to serve at the front. Nursing and auxiliary work gave these women significant room during the war to transgress traditional gender norms. However, the preservation of traditional norms within gendered imagery that sanctified the motherly, caring nurse and stigmatized as unhealthy the army auxiliary worker presaged the attempt to control the memory of war to promote traditional gender norms in the post-war era.

URLhttps://www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com/encyclopedia?docid=b-9781350048379
Original PublicationHeimat-Front: Militär und Geschlechterverhältnisse im Zeitalter der Weltkriege
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