Rosie The Riveter Film Analysis

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Economics Of Race And Gender In The Context Of Rosie The Riveter Film During the world war II, the economic and social arrangement in America and Europe underwent a serious change. This was because most energetic and able men were out in the battles leaving behind the old, children and women. The duty of providing for the families and the older citizens shifted from men to women. The constriction of solders throughout Europe and America also led labour shortage and companies, including arm manufacturing industries resorted to hiring women. Although there were millions of women working in the industries before the war, it become inevitable for women to take up men 's positions during the war and do jobs they would not do before. Those women who were reluctant to take up the men 's jobs were considered uncooperative. However after the war, the same women were expected to step down from their jobs some of which they had grown to like for men who came back. Other social problems experienced during the war were the shortage of housing and social amenities in towns as more women sort employment in factories. These economic implications as well as social changes that had to be effected in the society and the concept was well captured in a drama film created by Penny Colman in 1944 Rossie The Riveter. Several other films and documentaries have been produced addressing the same theme for example the Connie Field 's documentary, the life and times of Rosie the Riveter, Rosies of

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