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Transnational outrage [Elektronisk resurs] The death and commemoration of Edith Cavell / Katie Pickles.

Pickles, Katie. (författare)
ISBN 9780230286085
Publicerad: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
Engelska 296 p.
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  • Introduction PART I: ENDINGS Pathway to Death: Arrest and Trial Gendered Execution: Dying Like a Woman Thrills of Horror and Waves of Outrage: Diffusing Propaganda Who was this heroine?: Representation and Reality PART II: BEGINNINGS The Geography of Stone: Placing Traditional Monuments Homes and Hospitals: Locating Medical Memorials The Legacy of Care: Women Helping Women Cultural Imperialism and Naming: Embodied Spirits and Memory in the Landscape Conclusion Bibliography.
  • The execution of British matron Edith Cavell by occupying German forces was portrayed by the allies as one of the key atrocities of the Great War. This book recovers and interprets the worldwide reaction to Cavell's death, exploring its contextual relationship within imperial and international history, as well women's history and gender history. -- On 12 October 1915 German occupying forces in Belgium executed 49 year old British matron Edith Cavell for 'escorting troops to the enemy'. Her death was portrayed by the Allied cause as a major atrocity, stories of her fate flashed around the world and Cavell became a famous heroine of the Great War. Transnational Outrage reinterprets versions of Cavell's arrest, trial and execution through the 20th century. Was Cavell innocent or guilty? Were the Germans wrong to kill a woman? And what was the significance of her death more generally for women's place in war and society? Along with traditional memorials, extensive forms of worldwide commemoration for Cavell included a mountain, a bridge, nurses' residences, poetry, films and music. Streets, people and animals were named after her. Transnational Outrage maps memorials in the landscape to reveal the imposition of Britishness and how a former 'British world' was constructed across the across the metropolitan and colonial divides. It argues that the importance of Allied commemoration (in Europe and the United States) challenges insular understandings of a British imperial past. 

Ämnesord

Public opinion.  (LCSH)
World War, 1914-1918  -- Atrocities. (LCSH)
World War, 1914-1918  -- Atrocities -- Public opinion. (LCSH)
History.  (eflch)
European history  -- Belgium. (bicssc)
First World War  -- Belgium. (bicssc)
Social & cultural history  -- Belgium. (bicssc)
Nursing  -- Belgium. (bicssc)
Gender studies: women  -- Belgium. (bicssc)

Personnamn

Cavell, Edith. -- Death and burial.

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K.51b (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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