Abstract

"Long Live Our Honest Girls" seeks to highlight the image of women in anti-Communist propaganda during the civil war that raged in Slovenia from 1942 to 1945. While their Communist opponents attempted to attract women to their movement by promising them social, economic, and political emancipation, the anti-Communist camp proffered a much more conservative and traditional image of women. In contrast to the Communists, they portrayed the "good" Slovene woman as a dutiful wife and responsible mother. Anti-Communists also portrayed her as the kernel of Slovene national consciousness because of her fidelity to Catholicism, Slovene customs, and the Slovene language. These conflicting images of women must also be seen in the wider context of the cultural clash between Communism and anti-Communism, as well as symptoms of the "total wars" of the twentieth century.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2036
Print ISSN
1042-7961
Pages
pp. 50-76
Launched on MUSE
2006-03-07
Open Access
No
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