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Author Allen, Holly, 1965- author.

Title Forgotten men and fallen women : the cultural politics of New Deal narratives / Holly Allen.

Published Ithaca : Cornell University, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : more terrible than the sword : emotions, facts, and gendered New Deal narratives -- The war to save the forgotten man : gender, citizenship, and the politics of work relief -- Uncle Sam's wayside inns : transient narratives and the sexual politics of the emergent welfare state -- Builder of men : homosociality and the nationalist accents of the Civilian Conservation Corps -- To wallop the ladies : woman-blaming and nation-saving in the rhetoric of emergency relief -- Civilian protectors and meddlesome women : gendering the war effort through the Office of Civilian Defense -- The citizen-soldier and the citizen-internee : fraternity, race, and American nationhood, 1942-1946 -- Conclusion : stories of homecoming : deserving GIs and faithless service wives.
Summary During the Great Depression and into the war years, the Roosevelt administration sought to transform the political, institutional, and social contours of the United States. One result of the New Deal was the emergence and deployment of a novel set of narratives - reflected in social scientific case studies, government documents, and popular media - meant to reorient relationships among gender, race, sexuality, and national political power. This book focuses on the interplay of popular and official narratives of forgotten manhood, fallen womanhood, and other social and moral archetypes.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Personal narratives.
Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
Personal narratives.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780801453571 (cloth ; alk. paper)