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By Dominic Strinati, Stephen Wagg

This advent to renowned media tradition in Britain discusses the ways that pop culture could be studied, understood and liked, and covers its key analytical concerns and a few of its most crucial techniques.

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Such ‘voluntary’ work was categorized as essential war work. The majority of air raid ambulance drivers were women, and 2,600 women worked in the fire service, some driving fire engines. And it was the Women’s Voluntary Services which provided the immediate welfare support necessary after the damage inflicted by air raids. ’ It was delegated to the WVS to run centres, providing both food and information on behalf of local authorities, for those bombed out. They organized and staffed hostels, canteens and, perhaps most importantly, nurseries, essential for enabling other women to work.

The aspirations and possibilities for women were firmly on the agenda of the post-war period. The war had seen the introduction of an Emergency Medical Service, in which the salaries of doctors and nurses were paid by the state; in 1944, a government White Paper shifted the payment of medical staff towards salaries. With the establishment of a National Health Service in 1948, voluntary nurses were transformed into paid workers as voluntary hospitals nationalized. The wartime recruitment of nurses, in a campaign which called for women to ‘Train to be a nurse—a distinguished career for women’ was one of the very few that sustained anything of its promise after the war.

Women also took over the skilled work of essential domestic services, as plumbers, electricians and gas fitters. While women were effectively taking over the work of men to keep the country running, they were kept well away from combat. ‘Total war’ required that women’s work was also essential to civilian defence, which, in support operations, employed 375,000 women. Within civil defence, most women initially worked as unpaid volunteers, but were paid from 1943, when civil defence work became compulsory.

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