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By Christine R. Yano

ISBN-10: 0822348365

ISBN-13: 9780822348368

ISBN-10: 0822348500

ISBN-13: 9780822348504

In 1955 Pan American global airlines begun recruiting eastern American ladies to paintings as stewardesses on its Tokyo-bound flights and finally its round-the-world flights besides. established in Honolulu, those ladies have been informally referred to as Pan Am’s “Nisei”—second-generation jap Americans—even even though no longer 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 application means that the japanese American (and later different Asian and Asian American) stewardesses have been intended to augment the airline’s photo of unique cosmopolitanism and worldliness. As its company documents reveal, Pan Am advertised itself as an iconic American corporation pioneering new frontiers of race, language, and tradition. Christine R. Yano juxtaposes the airline’s options and practices with the memories of former “Nisei” flight attendants. In interviews with the writer, those girls proudly keep in mind their reports as younger ladies who left domestic to commute the globe with Pan American global airlines, forging their very own cosmopolitan identities within the approach. Airborne Dreams is the tale of an strange team of workers application carried out through an American company motive on increasing and dominating the nascent marketplace for foreign air go back and forth. That software mirrored the Jet Age desires of world mobility that excited postwar american citizens, in addition to the inequalities of gender, category, race, and ethnicity that limited lots of them.

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