Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun : The Story of USO Hostesses during World War II
By: Winchell, Meghan K.Material type: BookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (270 p.).ISBN: 9780807887264.Subject(s): Soldiers -- Recreation -- United States -- History | United Service Organizations (U.S.) | Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Good Girls, Good Food, Good Fun : The Story of USO Hostesses during World War IIDDC classification: 940.53082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Introduction; ONE: To Make the Boys Feel at Home: Senior Hostesses and Gendered Citizenship; TWO: The Loveliest Girls in the Nation; THREE: Wartime Socializing; FOUR: Nice Girls Didn't, Period: Junior Hostesses and Sexual Service; FIVE: Courtship and Competition in the uso Dance Hall; Conclusion; Appendix: Interview/Questionnaire Template; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index
Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the ""greatest generation.""Combining archival research with extensive firsthand accounts from among the hundreds of thousands of female USO volunteers, Winchell shows how the organizati
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