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Ženske v vojni in o véliki vojni
Women in war and their outlook on the great war

Author(s): Marta Verginella
Subject(s): Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Inštitut za novejšo zgodovino
Keywords: world war I;women history;women; history of gender; gender;intellectual;1914–1918;

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the impacts of World War I on the gender relations. Did the war bring more freedom, easier labour market access and greater role of women in the society, as the duties and obligations of women increased along with men’s general mobilisation? The panoramic overview of the most referential existing studies comes to a conclusion that there is no unequivocal explanation. The Great War indeed offered new opportunities for women’s activities in many places around Europe, including the Slovenian lands, whereas political and administrative powers often tried to prevent the more radical changes of gender roles in the society.

  • Issue Year: 55/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 54-70
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Slovenian