Jamaican Women and the World Wars - Bean, Dalea
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This book highlights the important, yet often forgotten, roles that Jamaican women played in the World Wars. Predicated on the notion that warfare has historically been an agent of change, Dalea Bean contends that traces of this truism were in Jamaica and illustrates that women have historically been part of the war project, both as soldiers and civilians. This ground-breaking work fills a gap in the historiography of Jamaican women by positioning the World Wars as watershed periods for their changing roles and status in the colony. By unearthing critical themes such as women's war work as…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book highlights the important, yet often forgotten, roles that Jamaican women played in the World Wars. Predicated on the notion that warfare has historically been an agent of change, Dalea Bean contends that traces of this truism were in Jamaica and illustrates that women have historically been part of the war project, both as soldiers and civilians. This ground-breaking work fills a gap in the historiography of Jamaican women by positioning the World Wars as watershed periods for their changing roles and status in the colony. By unearthing critical themes such as women's war work as civilians, recruitment of men for service in the British West India Regiment, the local suffrage movement in post-Great War Jamaica, and Jamaican women's involvement as soldiers in the British Army during the Second World War, this book presents the most extensive and holistic account of Jamaican women's involvement in the wars.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing;
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-319-88625-1
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Seitenzahl: 268
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. September 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 354g
  • ISBN-13: 9783319886251
  • ISBN-10: 3319886258
  • Artikelnr.: 55129408
Autorenporträt
Dalea Bean is Lecturer and Graduate Coordinator at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica. Before working with the IGDS, she taught in the Department of History and Archaeology at UWI in the areas of women's history and Caribbean history. Her research interests include gender and conflict situations, and women and gender justice in the contemporary Caribbean. She has written book chapters and journal articles, and presented numerous academic papers internationally on these and other topics.
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: War Can No Longer be Confined to the Battlefield: Situating Jamaica in World Wars I and II.- Chapter 3: Doing Their Little Bit: Women's organisation of Jamaican World War I Efforts.- Chapter 4: Masculine Duties and Feminine Powers: Gender and recruiting efforts during World War I.- Chapter 5: Votes for (some) women now!: The Road to Political Franchise in the Aftermath of War.- Chapter 6: The Woman's Place is in the War: Continuity and Change in World War II.- Chapter 7: We Were Soldiers: Jamaican Women Enlist in World War II.- Chapter 8: Conclusion.- Index