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Domestic queens and warrior wives: imperial role-models for Spanish schoolgirls during the early Francoist regime (1940s-50s)

Harvey, Jessamy (2008) Domestic queens and warrior wives: imperial role-models for Spanish schoolgirls during the early Francoist regime (1940s-50s). History of Education 37 (2), pp. 277-293. ISSN 0046-760X.

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Abstract

This article focuses on heroic images of Spanish women in schoolbooks for girls published during the dictatorial regime of General Franco (1939-75). Alongside the female members of Spain's royal ranks and the holy women of the Catholic Church's canon, who were domesticated by association with the needle, some schoolbooks also recovered a small number of women warriors.

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Additional Information: An earlier version of this article forms as part of a chapter in my thesis: ‘The feminising process: The construction of girlhood in La nueva España’, Ph.D diss., University of London, 2002. A further version was presented at “Contested Terrains: Gendered Knowledge, Landscapes and Narratives”, Women’s History Network Conference, 13/14 September 2003 at the University of Aberdeen, where the paper was entitled: “Domesticating Queens and Saints: Teaching Spanish Schoolgirls National History and Culture During the early Francoist Regime (1940s–50s).
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 10:52
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 13:03
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2623

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