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Mobilizing Minerva : American women in the First World War / Kimberly Jensen.

By: Jensen, Kimberly, 1958-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2008Description: xvii, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780252032370 (cloth : alk. paper); 0252032373 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780252074967 (paper : alk. paper); 0252074963 (paper : alk. paper).Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- United States | Women and war -- United States | Women -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Mobilizing Minerva.DDC classification: 940.3/73082
Contents:
Preface : "Mobilizing woman power" : in the First Wold War -- Prelude : The Washington, D.C., suffrage parade of 1913 -- Negotiating gender and citizenship : context for the First World War -- Gender and violence : context and experience in the era of the World War -- "Whether we vote or not--we are going to shoot" : women and armed defense on the home front -- "The fighting, biting, and scratching kind" : good girls, bad girls, and women's soldiering -- Uncle Sam's loyal nieces : women physicians, citizenship, and wartime military service -- Helping women who pay the "rapacious price" of war : women's medical units in France -- A base hospital is not a Coney Island dance hall : nurses, citizenship, hostile work environment, and military rank -- "Danger ahead for the counrty" : civic roles and safety for the consumer-civilian in postwar America.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-229) and index.

Preface : "Mobilizing woman power" : in the First Wold War -- Prelude : The Washington, D.C., suffrage parade of 1913 -- Negotiating gender and citizenship : context for the First World War -- Gender and violence : context and experience in the era of the World War -- "Whether we vote or not--we are going to shoot" : women and armed defense on the home front -- "The fighting, biting, and scratching kind" : good girls, bad girls, and women's soldiering -- Uncle Sam's loyal nieces : women physicians, citizenship, and wartime military service -- Helping women who pay the "rapacious price" of war : women's medical units in France -- A base hospital is not a Coney Island dance hall : nurses, citizenship, hostile work environment, and military rank -- "Danger ahead for the counrty" : civic roles and safety for the consumer-civilian in postwar America.

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Jensen (Western Oregon Univ.) astutely analyzes the interplay between US women's attempts to attain professional and civic equality and overcome gender-based violence during WW I. She effectively demonstrates how the war brought women closer to violence and out of the realm of the protected by highlighting three groups: women-at-arms, women physicians, and women nurses. Jensen aptly demonstrates how these women, influenced by the women's suffrage movement and existing women's organizations, used military service to address women's issues and attempted to counteract violence against women in war and on the home front. She successfully shows how these women challenged existing social conceptions of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality. Jensen's far-reaching investigation concentrates on the gender-based violence, rape, hostile work environments, harassment, and discrimination that women faced before, during, and after the war. She expertly interweaves cases studies and gender representations from women activists, popular culture, wartime propaganda, real-life accounts, and a host of other sources. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. E. A. McAllister University of Maryland

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<p>Kimberly Jensen is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University.</p>

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