Nationalising Hundreds and Thousands of Women': a Domestic Response to a National Problem

Andrews, Maggie (2014) Nationalising Hundreds and Thousands of Women': a Domestic Response to a National Problem.

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Official URL: 10.1080/09612025.2014.920670

Abstract

The wartime evacuee has become a symbol of the home front in World War Two. However, behind the iconic image lie more complex histories. The government evacuation scheme both encouraged and enforced many homeowners to share their private domestic space with strangers. The preparation, organisation and monitoring of this scheme led to unparalleled public interference into the private space of the home. The enforced domestic intimacy this led to resulted in the voluntary and governmental agencies becoming increasingly entangled in a complex, shifting understanding of ideas of the family, domestic labour, motherhood and the home during wartime.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: D History (General), D731 World War II
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:16
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/13765

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