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

Verfasser/in: Meghan K Winchell
Verlag: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Serien: Gender & American culture.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
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Winchell, Meghan K.
Good girls, good food, good fun.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)647430587
Medientyp: Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Bundesstaatliche Regierungsveröffentlichung, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Meghan K Winchell
ISBN: 9780807832370 0807832375
OCLC-Nummer: 221141630
Anmerkungen: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Beschreibung: 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: 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.
Serientitel: Gender & American culture.
Verfasserangabe: Meghan K. Winchell.
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses forgot the war for a little while as they danced in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability. This book shows  Weiterlesen…

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