To Be a Sailor's Wife (Hardcover)

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The duality of maritime family life, the relationship between reconstruction and discourse and the symbolic status of the seafarer's wife are at the core of this book, which brings maritime women's experiences to the fore, widening the perspective of maritime history. Based on the collected life stories of seafarers' wives from the Aland Islands in Baltic Sea, Hanna Hagmark-Cooper draws attention to the cyclical nature of maritime family life and to the seafarers' wives' perception of leading two parallel lives: one when they are on their own and one with their husbands at home. The author considers how discourses change over time and colour narratives, and she investigates the women's attitudes to the myths surrounding the image of the seafarer's wife.

About the Author

Hanna Hagmark-Cooper holds a PhD in Maritime History from the University of Hull in the UK. She is Director of the Aland Maritime Museum in Finland and Vice President of the International Congress of Maritime Museums.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781443836425
ISBN-10: 1443836427
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 150
Language: English