Fighting Forces, Writing Women: Identity and Ideology in the First World War

TitleFighting Forces, Writing Women: Identity and Ideology in the First World War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsOuditt, Sharon
Number of Pages246
PublisherRoutledge
CityLondon ; New York
Abstract

In a period of high idealism, and 'titanic illimitable death' women ofter found themselves longing to play an active role alongside their male compatriots. In this fascinating work, Sharon Ouditt examines the traumatic nature of women's experiences during the Great War, and the complex ideological structures they constructed in order to legitimate their position in the public world of work and politics. Using a wealth of historical material - contemporary propaganda, journals, magazines, memoirs and fiction - Sharon Ouditt challenges the notion that women achieved sudden and unproblematic independence, and demonstrates the ways in which women mediated their attraction to a fixed female identity with their desire for radical social change.

Short TitleFighting Forces, Writing Women
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