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Author Yano, Christine Reiko.

Title Airborne dreams : "Nisei" stewardesses and Pan American World Airways / Christine Yano
Published Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 228 pages) : illustrations
Series e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Contents Introduction: the Pan Am skies as frontier of jet-age mobility -- 1955: postwar America, things Japanese, and "one-world?" tourism -- The "world's most experienced airline?" : Pan Am as global, national, and personal icon -- "Nisei?" stewardesses: dreams of Pan American's girl-next-door frontier -- Airborne class act : service and prestige as racialized spectacle -- Becoming Pan Am : bodies, emotions, subjectivity -- Frontier dreams : race, gender, class, cosmopolitan mobilities
Summary An account of Pan Am s Nisei stewardess program (1955-1972), through which the airline hired Japanese American (and later other Asian and Asian American) stewardesses, ostensibly for their Asian-language skills
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Pan American World Airways, Inc.
Flight attendants -- United States
Japanese American women -- Employment
Flight attendants.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
TRANSPORTATION -- Aviation -- Commercial.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822393360