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Author Name:    SPENCER, Emily

Title:   Lipstick & High Heels : War, Gender and Popular Culture. Pbk

Publisher:    Canadian Defence Academy Press, Kingston, ON, 2007, ISBN:9780662462842 

Seller ID:   94296

SPENCER, Emily. Lipstick & High Heels : War, Gender and Popular Culture. (Kingston, ON): Canadian Defence Academy Press, (2007). Pp. (10),v-vii,(1),1-263,(3). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Within the western historiography of gender, war and society, there continues to be considerable debate about how the world wars of the twentieth century may have affected genderedrelationships. 'Lipstick and High Heels' contributes to this debate by exa ming if and how the Second World War may have affected the images of women and men in Chatelaine magazine. This vivid account, which covers three formative decades of Canadian history through the lens of the modern Canadian woman, bears witness to the richness of our past and to the complexity of the relationships between war, gender, and popular culture." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Introduction: Studying Gender, War and Society; 2. The Staff Behind Chatelaine's Modern Woman; 3. Learning to Live with a Man and Love It: Romance in Chatelaine; 4. Hearth and Home: the Cornerstones of Modern Womanhood and the Complements of the Father/Provider; 5. From Female toFeminine: Images of Women at Work; 6. Prescribing the "Ideal": Women, Nati onalism and World Peace; 7. Conclusions: Revisiting Chatelaine's Modern Woman. Very good. 20.00


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