Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants (Radical Perspectives)

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This is one of the books we read for our Gender and Labor in American History course. The highly feminine faces of stewardesses could be the poster children for women's labor evolution, and their struggles to be taken seriously in their chosen occupation echoes the struggles of many groups of women in the workforce--to include my personal interes This is one of the books we read for our Gender and Labor in American History course.


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The highly feminine faces of stewardesses could be the poster children for women's labor evolution, and their struggles to be taken seriously in their chosen occupation echoes the struggles of many groups of women in the workforce--to include my personal interest, women in the military. We have a lot to thank these women for. Mar 02, Krystal von Seyfried rated it liked it. Jun 28, Vanessa rated it liked it Recommends it for: Labor Historians.

A little less cultural or social history than I would have liked, less anecdotal evidence. Feb 08, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: duke-press.

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This is an especially readable one of our books. I took home the manuscript before publication and actually got sucked in.

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Barry relates a lot of fascinating and shocking information about what it was like to be a flight attendant before the mid 70s. Feb 09, Foxglow rated it really liked it Shelves: A look into the assumptions and prejudices around the flight attendant profession. Feb 18, Amy rated it it was ok. Interesting but a little dry. I would have like more stories from flight attendance and less labor union history. Jan 18, Sean Collins rated it really liked it. Great read - focused more on the legal struggles of flight attendants and flight attendant unionism less so but still good.

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About Kathleen M. Kathleen M. The film was initiall Kathleen M. She was involved in the design, editing, and production of a wide range of publications for students, teachers, and the general public. She also assisted in the development of the New York State affiliate of the National Council for History Education and the Institute's summer internship for undergraduates. She lives in London with her husband and two children. Books by Kathleen M. Trivia About Femininity in Fli Exhaustively researched, rich in insight, and written in a brisk, lively style, this is the definitive historical study of flight attendants in the United States.

Kathleen M. She meticulously reconstructs the longstanding but largely forgotten history of female flight attendants' activism in the labor and feminist movements as well. In the s, the airlines recruited stewardesses—who would soon vastly outnumber the male stewards hired in the industry's infancy—from the ranks of professionally trained nurses.


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