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Femininity in flight : a history of flight attendants

Author: Kathleen M Barry
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: Radical perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Femininity in Flight' considers flight attendants as cultural icons, looking at how attendants redeployed the 'glamourization' used to sell air travel to campaign for professional respect, higher wages, and women's rights.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Barry, Kathleen M. (Kathleen Morgan).
Femininity in flight.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)647103595
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen M Barry
ISBN: 9780822339342 082233934X 9780822339465 0822339463
OCLC Number: 71790120
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Psychological punch": nurse-stewardesses in the 1930s --
"Glamor girls of the air": the postwar stewardess mystique --
"Labor's loveliest": postwar union struggles --
"Nothing but an airborne waitress": the jet age --
"Do I look like an old bag?": glamour and women's rights in the mid-1960s --
"You're white, you're free, and you're 21 --
what is it?": title VII --
"Fly me?: go fly yourself!": stewardess liberation in the 1970s --
After title VII and deregulation.
Series Title: Radical perspectives.
Responsibility: Kathleen M. Barry.
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Tells the history of US flight attendants, tracing the evolution of their glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists. This book combines attention to  Read more...

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