Hidden costs, hidden labours : women in Nova Scotia during two world wars

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dc.contributor.advisor Howell, Colin D., 1944-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator MacDonald, Sharon, 1948-
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.other HD6100 N6 M3 1999
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22317
dc.description iii, 178 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 164-178).
dc.description.abstract War provides a striking example of gender differentiation, yet, because of the unusual demands in times of war, breakdowns in traditional divisions of labour occur. Historians debate how and whether war has been a springboard for women's greater emancipation. However, less critical attention has been paid to women's traditional roles during wartime. This thesis will explore the territory of women's wartime volunteer participation in Nova Scotia in a qualitative and quantitative way and question the assumption that all women shared the same motivations for doing this work. In order to understand the immensity and diversity of the labour carried out, the thesis will look at women's organizational strength and the documentary evidence of their work. Because women's traditional work has been interpreted as an expression of patriotism, the thesis will also examine the gendered aspects of wartime patriotism and propaganda and look at the alternative voices to the patriotic rhetoric.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HD6100.N6
dc.subject.lcsh Women in war -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Women and war -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1914-1918 -- War work -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual division of labor -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nova Scotia -- Societies and clubs -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Employmentt -- Nova Scotia -- History -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Volunteers -- Nova Scotia
dc.title Hidden costs, hidden labours : women in Nova Scotia during two world wars
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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