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Making them like us : Peace Corps volunteers in the 1960s

Author: Fritz Fischer
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1998.
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"Explores the dissonance between the straightforward economic development envisioned by Peace Corps leaders and the complicated realities, ill-defined jobs, entrenched bureaucracies, and resentful hosts encountered by the volunteers who served during the agency's first decade." -- Back cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fischer, Fritz.
Making them like us.
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, c1998
(OCoLC)655692162
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Fischer
ISBN: 1560988894 9781560988892 1560986719 9781560986713
OCLC Number: 38738977
Description: viii, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Kennedy, the Peace Corps, and Liberal International Development --
2. The New Pioneers --
3. The Other Side of Training --
4. Shaky Relations: The Peace Corps Leadership and the Volunteers --
5. The Realities of the Twentieth-Century Frontier: Living in the Third World --
6. "Which One Is Really the Underdeveloped Country?": Working in the Third World --
7. Encountering the "Other": Relationships in the Third World --
Conclusion: From Development to Multiculturalism.
Responsibility: Fritz Fischer.

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"Explores the dissonance between the straightforward economic development envisioned by Peace Corps leaders and the complicated realities, ill-defined jobs, entrenched bureaucracies, and resentful hosts encountered by the volunteers who served during the agency's first decade." -- Back cover.

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