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Women of war: Gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Juliette Pattinson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145659
eISBN:
9781526155580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145666
Subject:
History, Social History

Women of War is an examination of gender modernity using the world’s longest established women’s military organisation, the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, as a case study. Formed in 1907 and still ... More


Introduction: Daughters of war – Gender modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Juliette Pattinson

in Women of war: Gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145659
eISBN:
9781526155580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145666.00007
Subject:
History, Social History

Textual narratives and visual images of this period were positively saturated with notions of the modern. The ‘New Woman’, a powerful cultural icon constantly linked to modernity, was the archetypal ... More


Concluding thoughts

Juliette Pattinson

in Women of war: Gender, modernity and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526145659
eISBN:
9781526155580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145666.00013
Subject:
History, Social History

The book concludes with a short epilogue, reviewing the evidence of the contradictions, ambiguities and paradoxes of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. It considers how members pushed the parameters of ... More


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