By Christine R. Yano

In 1955 Pan American international airlines begun recruiting eastern American ladies to paintings as stewardesses on its Tokyo-bound flights and at last its round-the-world flights besides. dependent in Honolulu, those girls have been informally referred to as Pan Am’s “Nisei”—second-generation jap Americans—even even though now not them all have been eastern American or second-generation. They have been ostensibly employed for his or her Japanese-language abilities, yet few spoke jap fluently. This soaking up account of Pan Am’s “Nisei” stewardess software means that the japanese American (and later different Asian and Asian American) stewardesses have been intended to augment the airline’s snapshot of unique cosmopolitanism and worldliness. As its company files display, Pan Am advertised itself as an iconic American corporation pioneering new frontiers of race, language, and tradition. Christine R. Yano juxtaposes the airline’s concepts and practices with the memories of former “Nisei” flight attendants. In interviews with the writer, those ladies proudly keep in mind their stories as younger ladies who left domestic to commute the globe with Pan American international airlines, forging their very own cosmopolitan identities within the method. Airborne Dreams is the tale of an strange team of workers application carried out by way of an American company reason on increasing and dominating the nascent marketplace for foreign air commute. That software mirrored the Jet Age goals of world mobility that excited postwar americans, in addition to the inequalities of gender, category, race, and ethnicity that restricted lots of them.

Show description

Read Online or Download Airborne Dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways PDF

Best aviation books

Airborne Dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways

In 1955 Pan American global airlines begun recruiting eastern American girls to paintings as stewardesses on its Tokyo-bound flights and at last its round-the-world flights to boot. dependent in Honolulu, those girls have been informally referred to as Pan Am’s “Nisei”—second-generation jap Americans—even although no longer them all have been jap American or second-generation.

GLIDING: From Passenger to Pilot

Gliding is for everybody who has ever dreamt of escaping to hundreds of thousands of toes above the floor, with a view stretching to the horizon, and rarely a whisper to disturb the instant. The publication courses you thru how you can appreciate that dream and is going directly to discover the numerous possibilities this compelling and gorgeous activity deals.

Ausfüllen eines Frachtbriefes für den nationalen gewerblichen Güterkraftverkehr (Unterweisung Speditionskauffrau / -mann) (German Edition)

Unterweisung / Unterweisungsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich AdA Verkehrsberufe / Flugverkehr / Logistik, word: 1,3, Hochschule Bremerhaven, zero Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Ausfüllen eines Frachtbriefes für den nationalen gewerblichen Güterverkehr als Unterweisung eines Auszubildenden Speditionskaufmanns / einer Auszubildenden Speditionskauffrau.

Managing the Skies: Public Policy, Organization and Financing of Air Traffic Management

During the last twenty years, the association and provision of air site visitors keep an eye on (ATC) prone has been dramatically reworked. Privatization and commercialization of air navigation has turn into typical. Far-reaching reforms, below various organizational buildings and aviation settings, have happened the world over, so much significantly in Canada, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Extra resources for Airborne Dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 47 votes