K.L.Parker: ‘Women MPs, Feminism and Domestic Policy in the Second World War’

Parker, K.L. 'Women MPs, Feminism and Domestic Policy in the Second World War' D.Phil completed, 1994. Oxford University Abstract: This thesis examines the role of women MPs in framing domestic policy, perceptions of gender roles, and feminism during the Second World War. Revising questions posed by previous studies, it explores how the women MPs defined 'emancipation' for women, the terms under which they were willing to advance gender-based claims, and the forces which affected their…

E.A. McCarty: ‘Attitudes to Women and Domesticity in England, c.1939-1955’

McCarty, E.A. 'Attitudes to women and domesticity in England, c.1939-1955' D.Phil completed, 1994. Oxford University Abstract: This thesis is a study of attitudes to women and domesticity in England, c. 1939-55. It focuses on attitudes to women and domesticity as they were expressed in a representative range of contemporary discourses, and the ways in which these attitudes were shaped by social, political and economic concerns. In particular, it looks at representations of women as housewives,…