Women, Warfare and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century by Emerald M. ArcherWomen, Warfare and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century by Emerald M. Archer

Women, Warfare and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth Century

byEmerald M. ArcherEditorStephen McVeigh

Hardcover | July 13, 2017

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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.
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.
Title:Women, Warfare and Representation: American Servicewomen in the Twentieth CenturyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:July 13, 2017Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474238033

ISBN - 13:9781474238038

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Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables List of Graphs 1. Introduction 2. History of Women's Participation in the U.S. Armed Forces 3. Comparative Histories: Women's Participation in the Canadian, British, and Israeli Armed Forces 4. Stereotype Threat Theory and Women's Marksmanship Performance: A Social Psychology Experiment 5. In-Depth Interviews and Revealing Patterns of Sex-Role Stereotyping 6. Women's Representation in War Photography and the Perpetuation of a Grand Narrative 7. The RMA Debate: Women's Integration as Military Innovation 8. Conclusion

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Archer . offers a sweeping analysis of how servicewomen have been represented both historically and today. Using an interdisciplinary approach, she draws on a wide array of sources, methods, and theories to explain the progress that servicewomen have made in gaining inclusion, the obstacles they have faced, and current day challenges, such as expanding rights for LGBT communities.