PROPAGANDA POSTERS ON WOMEN LABOUR DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WITHIN THE SAMPLE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Abstract

Author(s): Burak BOYRAZ

Printed mass media, known as "propaganda posters" nowadays, have drawn wide attention through their influential visual images and sub-texts having the quality of directives. These can be regarded as visual documents symbolizing the government policies of the periods. This article, which is entitled as "Propaganda Posters on Women Labour During The Second World War within the Sample of United States of America”, includes the examples focusing on the “endeavour to gain the support of women labour", which was one of the aspects of the economic mobilization policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt Government. In this context, In the introduction part, the issues of the objective, scope and method are briefly touched upon; in the second part the changing statistics about women between the years 1940 and 1945 have been presented. In the third part, the concept of propaganda is analysed and the content of the propaganda posters on women labour in question are examined with references to the examples. In the final part, the relationship between these two topics has been discussed and the understanding of the United States with regard to the visual propaganda during wartime is analysed.

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