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Women, Warfare and Representation considers the various ways the American servicewoman has been represented throughout the 20th century and how those representations impact the roles she is permitted to inhabit. While women have a relatively short history in the American military, the last century shows an evolution of women's direct participation in war despite the need to overcome societal sex-role expectations.

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, Canada 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.

About the Author

Emerald M. Archer is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350098657
ISBN-10: 1350098655
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: February 7th, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: War