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The Jet Sex

Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon

Victoria Vantoch

The Jet Sex is a fascinating cultural history that explores the evolution of the airline stewardess as an iconic symbol of American womanhood. From wholesome girl-next-door to cosmopolitan glamour girl to sexy playmate, Victoria Vantoch delves into the multiple forces that cultivated an image of the stewardess that reflected America's vision of itself. This select group of women served as ambassadors of their nation in the propaganda clashes of the Cold War, bridged the gap between housewife and working woman, and paved the way for the women's movement. A must-read for anyone interested in the changing roles of women in twentieth-century America.
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