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The girls next door : bringing the home front to the front lines, Kara Dixon Vuic

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The girls next door : bringing the home front to the front lines
Title
The girls next door
Title remainder
bringing the home front to the front lines
Statement of responsibility
Kara Dixon Vuic
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The emotional toll of war can be as debilitating to soldiers as hunger, disease, and injury. Beginning in World War I, in an effort to boost soldiers' morale and remind them of the stakes of victory, the American military formalized a recreation program that sent respectable young women and famous entertainers overseas. Kara Dixon Vuic builds her narrative around the young women from across the United States, many of whom had never traveled far from home, who volunteered to serve in one of the nation's most brutal work environments. From the "Lassies" in France and mini-skirted coeds in Vietnam to Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, Vuic provides a fascinating glimpse into wartime gender roles and the tensions that continue to complicate American women's involvement in the military arena. The recreation-program volunteers heightened the passions of troops but also domesticated everyday life on the bases. Their presence mobilized support for the war back home, while exporting American culture abroad. Carefully recruited and selected as symbols of conventional femininity, these adventurous young women saw in the theater of war a bridge between public service and private ambition. This story of the women who talked and listened, danced and sang, adds an intimate chapter to the history of war and its ties to life in peacetime.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vuic, Kara Dixon
Dewey number
355.1/230973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6405.W66
LC item number
V85 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Women and war
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military morale
  • Armed Forces
  • Military morale
  • Soldiers
  • War work
  • Women and war
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
Label
The girls next door : bringing the home front to the front lines, Kara Dixon Vuic
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new kind of woman is following the army: canteening on the Western Front -- Take your prettiest dresses and go: a touch of home in World War II -- The difference between savagery and civilization: women in faraway places -- Dancing for democracy: entertaining citizen-soldiers in the early Cold War -- Look, but don't touch: sexuality and entertainment in the Vietnam War -- No beer, no booze, no babes: entertaining the all-volunteer military
Control code
on1038032219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780674986381
Lccn
2018013648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674986381
  • (OCoLC)1038032219
Label
The girls next door : bringing the home front to the front lines, Kara Dixon Vuic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new kind of woman is following the army: canteening on the Western Front -- Take your prettiest dresses and go: a touch of home in World War II -- The difference between savagery and civilization: women in faraway places -- Dancing for democracy: entertaining citizen-soldiers in the early Cold War -- Look, but don't touch: sexuality and entertainment in the Vietnam War -- No beer, no booze, no babes: entertaining the all-volunteer military
Control code
on1038032219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 382 pages
Isbn
9780674986381
Lccn
2018013648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674986381
  • (OCoLC)1038032219

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