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  • Author:
    Kathleen Barry
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    082233934X
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    978-0822339342
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    Duke University Press Books (February 28, 2007)
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    328 pages
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Femininity in Flight is the first book that tells the story of the flight attendant occupation as a whole and gives us the history of the occupation in so compelling and rich a fashion.

Femininity in Flight is the first book that tells the story of the flight attendant occupation as a whole and gives us the history of the occupation in so compelling and rich a fashion. Dorothy Sue Cobble, author of The Other Women’s Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America. And Barry writes with clarity and wit. She tells a complicated story, but engrossingly.

In Femininity in Flight, Kathleen M. Barry tells the history of flight attendants, tracing the evolution of their glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists. Barry argues that largely because their glamour obscured their labor, flight attendants unionized in the late 1940s and 1950s to demand recognition and respect as workers and self-styled professionals. In the 1960s and 1970s, flight attendants were one of the first groups to take advantage of new laws prohibiting sex discrimination. Duke University Press, 28 февр.

She helped establish the Flight Path Museum in Los Angeles. It’s a cool museum; all the volunteers are former flight attendants. My mom always knew the flights by their numbers because she would book the tickets, and you could tell by the color of the tail

She helped establish the Flight Path Museum in Los Angeles. I went for the first time right after I graduated from college, and I got to screw around with all these great books and resources they had there. That was sort of the very, very start of the book. My mom always knew the flights by their numbers because she would book the tickets, and you could tell by the color of the tail. When you grow up in California, especially in these places by the beach, the late sixties and early seventies are not far, at any moment. That stuff is in the trees, it’s in the air.

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Kathleen M. Barry's monograph on flight attendants explores the history . Femininity in Flight draws on the insights of historians such as Dorothy Sue Cobble and Stephen Norwood. Barry's monograph on flight attendants explores the history of unionization and the cultural contexts of working the skies. Barry's book tries to understand how women experienced the changing work-place and a changing culture. Part labor history, part gender history, part legal history, and part study in popular culture, Femininity in Flight creates a compelling argument for why understanding so-called pink collar work is critical to understanding work in the 20th century.

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A?In her new chic outfit, she looks like anything but a stewardess working. Hard, too. And you hardly know it. a? So read the text of a 1969 newspaper advertisement for Delta Airlines featuring a picture of a brightly smiling blond stewardess striding confidently down the aisle of an airplane cabin to deliver a meal. From the moment the first stewardesses took flight in 1930, flight attendants became glamorous icons of femininity. For decades, airlines hired only young, attractive, unmarried white women.

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“In her new chic outfit, she looks like anything but a stewardess working. But work she does. Hard, too. And you hardly know it.” So read the text of a 1969 newspaper advertisement for Delta Airlines featuring a picture of a brightly smiling blond stewardess striding confidently down the aisle of an airplane cabin to deliver a meal.

From the moment the first stewardesses took flight in 1930, flight attendants became glamorous icons of femininity. For decades, airlines hired only young, attractive, unmarried white women. They marketed passenger service aloft as an essentially feminine exercise in exuding charm, looking fabulous, and providing comfort. The actual work that flight attendants did—ensuring passenger safety, assuaging fears, serving food and drinks, all while conforming to airlines’ strict rules about appearance—was supposed to appear effortless; the better that stewardesses performed by airline standards, the more hidden were their skills and labor. Yet today flight attendants are acknowledged safety experts; they have their own unions. Gone are the no-marriage rules, the mandates to retire by thirty-two. In Femininity in Flight, Kathleen M. Barry tells the history of flight attendants, tracing the evolution of their glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists.

Barry argues that largely because their glamour obscured their labor, flight attendants unionized in the late 1940s and 1950s to demand recognition and respect as workers and self-styled professionals. In the 1960s and 1970s, flight attendants were one of the first groups to take advantage of new laws prohibiting sex discrimination. Their challenges to airlines’ restrictive employment policies and exploitive marketing practices (involving skimpy uniforms and provocative slogans such as “fly me”) made them high-profile critics of the cultural mystification and economic devaluing of “women’s work.” Barry combines attention to the political economy and technology of the airline industry with perceptive readings of popular culture, newspapers, industry publications, and first-person accounts. In so doing, she provides a potent mix of social and cultural history and a major contribution to the history of women’s work and working women’s activism.


Shakar
As a former Flight Attendant, I found this book to be very well written and researched. During my time in the airline industry, I served on the Flight Attendant negotiations team, spent months in mediation and helped to establish the Union of Flight Attendants as an independent organization representing only Flight Attendants. We also lead the industry in eliminating weight check for Flight Attendants. The parallels between the Civil Rights movement and the decades long struggle for equality and an end to discriminatory practices in the airline industry was really fascinating. Though I left the industry in 1985, I have maintained lasting friendships with many of my colleagues and treasure the years we worked together. Thanks to Kathleen Barry for writing this book. It is the best I've read on the subject.
MEGA FREEDY
Bought it as gift for my sister, a retired flight attendant/stewardess. Perfect!
Gugrel
I found it interesting how flight attendants impacted women's rights because they were sexy! I was surprised that the unions had so much trouble organizing the stewardesses and that it was the stewardesses that promoted their role in safety. This book gives a great historical perspective.
Dammy
My mom was a stewardess on NW Orient Airlines in the 1950's and I bought this book for her for Mother's Day. She LOVED it. It brought back a lot of fond memories for her and she said the author did a great job explaining how it really was back then.
Thorgahuginn
Exactly as described, fast ship.
Ger
Fun!
Fiarynara
Great overview of the history of flight attendants. It was written a little textbooky, but very readable and interesting information!
I bought this as a gift and there were many underlinings and highlights which I had to apologize for.