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Peace Corps fantasies : how development shaped the global sixties

Author: Molly Geidel
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Series: Critical American studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

In a provocative culturalhistory of the 1960s Peace Corps, Molly Geidel argues that the agency'srepresentative development ventures legitimated the violent exercise ofAmerican power around the world  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Geidel
ISBN: 9780816692217 0816692211 9780816692224 081669222X
OCLC Number: 1039311529
Description: xxii, 319 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: ContentsIntroduction: The Seductive Culture of Development 1. Fantasies of Brotherhood: Modernization Theory and the Making of the Peace Corps2. Integration and Its Limits: From Romantic Racism to Peace Corps Authenticity3. Breaking the Bonds: Decolonization, Domesticity, and the Peace Corps Girl 4. Bringing the Peace Corps Home: Development in the Black Freedom Movement5. Ambiguous Liberation: The Vietnam War and the Committee of Returned Volunteers6. The Peace Corps, Population Control, and Cultural Nationalist Resistance in 1960s BoliviaConclusion: Heroic Development in an Age of DeclineAcknowledgmentsNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Critical American studies series.
Responsibility: Molly Geidel.


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"Peace Corps Fantasies illuminates the normative force and gendered imperatives of U. S. endeavors to fortify liberal internationalism against anticolonial struggles for freedom."-Alyosha Goldstein, Read more...

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