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Title: Attitudes to gender and race in France during World War One
Author: Cockburn, Joshua
ISNI:       0000 0004 2746 4809
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2005
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This thesis examines the impact that the First World War had on French thinking about race and gender. It argues ideas about those two categories were strongly linked at the time. It argues that the often dramatic changes of the war were understood within a framework of pre-war ideas which helped to both determine and explain the behaviour of different sexes and different races during the conflict. These ideas were adaptable and sometimes contradictory which allowed them to be utilised to describe changing circumstances in ways that did not undermine traditional thinking. While there was uncertainty over the categories of gender and race during the war, it largely followed the pattern of pre-war debates and resulted in little more disruption to established ideas than those debates had.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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