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

Autore: Meghan K Winchell
Editore: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Serie: Gender & American culture.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Winchell, Meghan K.
Good girls, good food, good fun.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008
(OCoLC)647430587
Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Meghan K Winchell
ISBN: 9780807832370 0807832375
Numero OCLC: 221141630
Note: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Descrizione: 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Gender & American culture.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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