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Author Vantoch, Victoria
Title The Jet Sex : Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013
©2013
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Descript 1 online resource (296 pages)
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1. Flying Nurses, Lady Pilots, and the Rise of Commercial Aviation -- 2. The Rise of the Stewardess -- 3. Breaking the Race Barrier -- 4. A New Jet-Winged World -- 5. Vodka, Tea, or Me? -- 6. From Warm-Hearted Hostesses to In-Flight Strippers -- 7. Beautiful Beehives and Feminist Consciousness -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Notes on Sources -- Acknowledgments
Victoria Vantoch takes us on a fascinating journey into the golden era of air travel. The Jet Sex explores the much-mythologized stewardess within the context of the Cold War, globalization, and the emerging culture of glamour to reveal how beauty and sexuality were critical to national identity and international politics
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Vantoch, Victoria The Jet Sex : Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press,c2013 9780812244816
Subject Flight attendants -- United States -- History -- 20th century.;Air travel -- History -- 20th century
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Alt Author Vantoch, Vicki
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