Nurse Memoirs from the Great War in Britain, France, and Germany
  • Author : Jerry Palmer
  • Release Date : 25 October 2021
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 13 : 3030828743
  • Total Download : 481
  • File Size : 54,7 Mb

Nurse Memoirs from the Great War in Britain, France, and Germany eBook PDF Summary

Book Description: Nurse Memoirs from the Great War in Britain, France, and Germany examines an understudied corpus of memoirs in English, French, and German stemming from the unprecedented involvement of women in the war effort. Jerry Palmer considers the memoirs in relationship to public opinion, collective memory and other women’s writing about the war. Through close-readings of the memoirs and their contexts, the book identifies themes present in the texts and considers the nurse memoir as rhetoric—examining to what extent the texts are promoting or countering arguments in the public sphere about their involvement or more widely about women’s position in society. Palmer explores the multiple contexts related to the nurse memoirs, including public response to volunteer wartime nursing, the organisation of the military health services of the three nations and their conduct in the war, and changes in the post-war organization of public health services and the professionalization of nursing.

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