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Peace Corps fantasies : how development shaped the global sixties

Peace Corps fantasies : how development shaped the global sixties

Author: Molly Geidel
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Series: Critical American studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"To tens of thousands of volunteers in its first decade, the Peace Corps was "the toughest job you'll ever love." In the United States' popular imagination to this day, it is a symbol of selfless altruism and the most successful program of John F. Kennedy's presidency. But in her provocative new cultural history of the 1960s Peace Corps, Molly Geidel argues that the agency's representative development ventures also  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: 898092829
Description: xxii, 319 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the seductive culture of development --
Fantasies of brotherhood: modernization theory and the making of the Peace Corps --
Integration and its limits: from romantic racism to Peace Corps authenticity --
Breaking the bonds: decolonization, domesticity, and the Peace Corps girl --
Bringing the Peace Corps home: development in the Black freedom movement --
Ambiguous liberation : the Vietnam War and the committee of returned volunteers --
The Peace Corps, population control, and cultural nationalist resistance in 1960s Bolivia --
Conclusion : heroic development in an age of decline.
Series Title: Critical American studies series.
Responsibility: Molly Geidel.


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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"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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