Civilising Forces: Class, Gender and the Australian Women's Army Service 1941-1947

Accession Number AWM2019.1271.1
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Digital file
Maker Evans Appleyard, Christine
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made September 2019
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Period 2010-2019
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Description

Master of Research Thesis in Historical Research completed September 2019 at the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London by Christine Evans Appleyard. From the abstract "This thesis investigates the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) in the context of gender and class. It reveals how class-based feminine ideals which underpinned AWAS philosophy were challenged by the growing demands of war and how traditional norms and values re-emerged as peace approached. It also asserts that those who had originally been most advantaged by their class when the AWAS was established were among those with most to lose on demobilisation."