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Women in British Imperial Airspace

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Women in British Imperial Airspace

1922-1937

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Women in British Imperial Airspace by Liz Millward
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The romance of flying the airways that developed above the British empire between the two world wars seduced young women with the promise of independence, glamour, and adventure. Using a wealth of archival material, including government documents, Liz Millward investigates the very idea of airspace. She maps the contours of five forms of civilian airspace - the private, the commercial, the imperial, the national, and the body of the pilot herself - as concrete places through which social differences such as gender, class, race, and sexuality were reproduced and challenged. Women in British Imperial Airspace is a provocative exploration of the often difficult and rebellious struggle of women pilots as they attempted to produce, define, and gain access to the spaces created when popular and commercial flying took off.

Author Biography

Liz Millward is assistant professor, women's studies, University of Manitoba.
Release date NZ
December 18th, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
Canada
Imprint
McGill-Queen's University Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
3895x5830x21
ISBN-13
9780773533370
Product ID
1819043

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