The world wars through the female gaze / Jean Gallagher.
By: Gallagher, JeanMaterial type: TextPublisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xii, 191 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585106770; 9780585106779Subject(s): World War (1914-1918) | World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American | World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- Pictorial works | Women -- United States -- Biography | Visual perception | HISTORY -- Military -- World War I | Visual perception | Women | United States | Schriftstellerin | Wahrnehmung | Weltkrieg 1914-1918 | Fotografin | USA | History - General | History & Archaeology | World War (1939-1945) | 1914-1945 | Visual perception | Women United States Biography | World War, 1914-1918 Personal narratives, American | World War, 1914-1918 Pictorial works | World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American | World War, 1939-1945 Pictorial worksGenre/Form: Biographies. | Personal narratives -- American. | Pictorial works. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | Illustrated works. Additional physical formats: Print version:: World wars through the female gaze.DDC classification: 940.4/8173 LOC classification: D640.A2 | G35 1998ebOther classification: 15.23 | 15.24 | 18.06 | 7,26 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-185) and index.
pt. 1. Great War and the female observer: eyewitness texts and the subject of propaganda -- ch. 1. Edith Wharton and the iconography of war propaganda -- ch. 2. Mapping the female observer in A hilltop on the Marne -- pt. 2. Regarding Fascism -- ch. 3. Stricken field and the field of vision: Fascism, gender, and the specular -- ch. 4. Vision, violence, and Vogue: war and correspondence in Lee Miller's photography -- pt. 3. Homefront vision and modernist memoir in World War II -- ch. 5. Visual disturbances in an expanded field: H.D. and the blitz -- ch. 6. Occupation and observer: Gertrude Stein in Vichy France.
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In The World Wars Through the Female Gaze, Jean Gallagher maps one portion of the historicized, gendered territory of what Nancy K. Miller calls the "gaze in representation." Expanding the notion of the gaze in critical discourse, Gallagher situates a number of visual acts within specific historic contexts to reconstruct the wartime female subject. She looks at both the female observer's physical act of seeing - and the refusal to see - for example, a battlefield, a wounded soldier, a torture victim, a national flag, a fashion model, a bombed city, or a wartime hallucination.
Interdisciplinary in focus, this book brings together visual (twenty-two illustrations) and literary texts, "high" and "popular" expressive forms, and well-known and lesser-known figures and texts.