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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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.
|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:||Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages|
|Date Deposited:||14 Dec 2010 10:52|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2014 10:55|
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