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Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalisation of Nursing in France 1880-1922

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In the French Third Republic, nursing was an occupation caught in the crosscurrents of conflicting notions about the role of women. This deft political history shows how the turmoil and transformation of nursing during this period reflected the political and cultural tensions at work in the nation, including critical conflicts over the role of the Church in society, the professionalisation of medicine, the organisation and growing militancy of the working classes, and the emancipation of women.;This book describes a time when nursing evolved from a vocation dominated by Catholic orders to a feminine profession that included increasing numbers of lay women. As she pursues this story from the founding of the first full-time professional nursing school in Lyons through the changes wrought by World War I, Katrin Schultheiss reveals how the debates over what nurses were to be, know, and do were deeply enmeshed in issues of class, definitions of femininity, the nature of women's work, and the gendered character of social and national service. Her study maps the intersection of these debates with political forces, and their impact on hospital nursing and nursing education, and on the shaping of a feminine version of citizenship in France.

Very minor shelf wear to dust jacket. In very good condition with clean and bright pages throughout.

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Author(s):
Schultheiss, Karen
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0674004914
ISBN-13:
9780674004917
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalisation of Nursing in France 1880-1922

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In the French Third Republic, nursing was an occupation caught in the crosscurrents of conflicting notions about the role of women. This deft political history shows how the turmoil and transformation of nursing during this period reflected the political and cultural tensions at work in the nation, including critical conflicts over the role of the Church in society, the professionalisation of medicine, the organisation and growing militancy of the working classes, and the emancipation of women.;This book describes a time when nursing evolved from a vocation dominated by Catholic orders to a feminine profession that included increasing numbers of lay women. As she pursues this story from the founding of the first full-time professional nursing school in Lyons through the changes wrought by World War I, Katrin Schultheiss reveals how the debates over what nurses were to be, know, and do were deeply enmeshed in issues of class, definitions of femininity, the nature of women's work, and the gendered character of social and national service. Her study maps the intersection of these debates with political forces, and their impact on hospital nursing and nursing education, and on the shaping of a feminine version of citizenship in France.

Very minor shelf wear to dust jacket. In very good condition with clean and bright pages throughout.

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Schultheiss, Karen
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0674004914
ISBN-13:
9780674004917
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
Bodies and Souls: Politics and the Professionalisation of Nursing in France 1880-1922

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