‘Playing at being Soldiers’?: British Women and Military Uniform in the First World War
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Keywords:

British women | femininity | First World War | Marjorie Garber | military uniform | soldiering | Susan Grayzel

ISFWWS-Keywords:

Britain | Women and War | Home fronts | Politics | Masculinity | Gender | Society

Abstract:

The woman in military uniform threatens to destabilise both the femininity of the women who wear it and the naturalised linkage between soldiering and masculinity. As Marjorie Garber has argued, the “sight of women we…

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Noakes, Lucy, “‘Playing at being Soldiers’?: British Women and Military Uniform in the First World War”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 28 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_nij9789004166585_i_383_34>
First published online: 2015



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