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

Autor: Meghan K Winchell
Editora: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Séries: Gender & American culture.
Edição/Formato   Print book : Publicação de governo estadual ou província : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Formato Físico Adicional: Online version:
Winchell, Meghan K.
Good girls, good food, good fun.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008
(OCoLC)647430587
Tipo de Material: Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Livro, Recurso Internet
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Meghan K Winchell
ISBN: 9780807832370 0807832375
Número OCLC: 221141630
Notas: "A Caravan book"--T.p. verso.
Descrição: 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Título da Série: Gender & American culture.
Responsabilidade: 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  Ler mais...

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