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Author Archer, Emerald M., author.

Title Women, warfare and representation : American servicewomen in the twentieth century / Emerald M. Archer
Published London, N.Y. : Bloomsbury Academic, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series War, culture and society ; 17
War, culture and society ; 17
Contents History of women's participation in the U.S. Armed Forces -- Comparative histories: women's participation in the Canadian, British, and Israeli Armed Forces -- Stereotype threat theory and women's marksmanship performance: a social psychology experiment -- In-depth interviews and revealing patterns of sex-role stereotyping -- Women's representation in war photography and the perpetuation of a grand narrative -- The RMA debate: women's integration as military innovation -- Conclusion
Summary Women, Warfare, and Representation" considers the various ways the American servicewoman has been represented throughout the 20th century and how those representations impact her role. While women have a relatively short history in the American military, the last century shows an evolution of women's direct participation in war. The primary focus is on the American case, but Emerald Archer also introduces a comparative element, showing how women's integration in the military differs in other countries, including Great Britain and Israel. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws on military history, theory and social psychology to offer a more complete and integrated history of women in the military and their representation in society
Subject Sex role -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women and war -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Armed Forces -- Women.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Military history.
Sex role.
Women and war.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- History -- 20th century
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1474238033