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Making Peace Susan Kingsley Kent

Making Peace By Susan Kingsley Kent

Making Peace by Susan Kingsley Kent


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Summary

A study of gender relations in Britain between the World Wars, which explores the emergence of a powerful ideology of motherhood. It describes how war-time experiences compelled many Britons to seek traditional gender arrangements as a key to postwar order and security.

Making Peace Summary

Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Interwar Britain by Susan Kingsley Kent

This study aims to provide a fresh context for understanding gender relations in interwar Britain, seeing in the emergence of a powerful ideology of motherhood and a re-emphasis on separate spheres for men and women a corollary to the political and economic restructuring designed to re-establish social order after World War I. The War had often been justified to the British public by means of images that portrayed women as hostile or frightening - or as victims of sexual assault, as in the Belgian atrocity stories. These sexualized interpretations of war then shaped postwar understandings of gender, as psychiatrists, psychologists, and sexologists drew on metaphors of war to talk about relationships between men and women, likening any conflict between the sexes to the terrible chaos of the war years. Drawing on materials from posters to popular songs, from government reports to journalistic accounts, from memoirs and novels to diaries and letters, Making Peace is an analysis of how gendered and sexualized depictions of wartime experiences compelled many Britons to seek in traditional gender arrangements the key to postwar order and security.

About Susan Kingsley Kent

Susan Kingsley Kent is Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also the author of Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 (Princeton).

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GOR013260154
9780691031408
0691031401
Making Peace: The Reconstruction of Gender in Interwar Britain by Susan Kingsley Kent
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Princeton University Press
19931205
204
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