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Good girls, good food, good fun : the story of USO hostesses during World War II

Autor Meghan K Winchell
Vydavatel: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edice: Gender & American culture.
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the "greatest  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: History
Doplňující formát: Online version:
Winchell, Meghan K.
Good girls, good food, good fun.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)647430587
Typ materiálu: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Meghan K Winchell
ISBN: 9780807832370 0807832375
OCLC číslo: 221141630
Poznámky: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Popis: 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Obsahy: To make the boys feel at home : senior hostesses and gendered citizenship --
The loveliest girls in the nation --
Wartime socializing --
Nice girls didn't, period : junior hostesses and sexual service --
Courtship and competition in the USO dance hall --
Conclusion --
Appendix : Interview/questionnaire template.
Název edice: Gender & American culture.
Odpovědnost: Meghan K. Winchell.
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