Femininity in Flight A History of Flight Attendants

ISBN-10: 0822339463
ISBN-13: 9780822339465
Edition: 2007
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Description: '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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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

'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.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
"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
Epilogue: After Title VII and Deregulation
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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