Aviation

New PDF release: Airborne Dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World

By Christine R. Yano

ISBN-10: 0822348365

ISBN-13: 9780822348368

ISBN-10: 0822348500

ISBN-13: 9780822348504

In 1955 Pan American international airlines all started recruiting eastern American girls to paintings as stewardesses on its Tokyo-bound flights and finally its round-the-world flights in addition. dependent in Honolulu, those ladies have been informally referred to as Pan Am’s “Nisei”—second-generation jap Americans—even notwithstanding no longer them all have been eastern American or second-generation. They have been ostensibly employed for his or her Japanese-language talents, 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 picture 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 thoughts and practices with the memories of former “Nisei” flight attendants. In interviews with the writer, those ladies proudly remember their reports as younger ladies who left domestic to go back and forth the globe with Pan American global airlines, forging their very own cosmopolitan identities within the procedure. Airborne Dreams is the tale of an strange group of workers application carried out through an American company rationale on increasing and dominating the nascent marketplace for foreign air trip. That software mirrored the Jet Age desires of worldwide mobility that excited postwar americans, in addition to the inequalities of gender, type, 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

Get AIR UP THERE: More Great Quotations on Flight PDF

Concisely shooting flying's specified attract and pleasure in addition to its humor and tragedy, this follow-up to the author's renowned Slipping the Surly Bonds: nice Quotations on Flight gains six hundred extra memorable strategies on flight. * excellent gift and common curiosity e-book, ideal for museum retailers* matters comprise the beauty of Flight, Airports, strive against, safeguard, house Flight, UFOs, Pilots, and Birds* comprises quotations from Amelia Earhart, Wilbur Wright, and Roger Caras

Rodney Stich's History of U.S. Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11 (Number 7 PDF

Insider's background of U. S. aviation failures prompted or enabled to happen through politics, incompetence, and tough corruption. writer is former federal airline protection inspector-investigator, airline captain, and army Patrol aircraft Commander.

Download e-book for kindle: The ETTO Principle: Efficiency-Thoroughness Trade-Off: Why by Erik Hollnagel

Coincidence research and danger overview have for many years concerned about the human issue, relatively ‘human error’. This bias in the direction of functionality disasters results in a overlook of ordinary functionality. It assumes that disasters and successes have various origins so there's little to be won from learning them jointly.

Ethical Issues in Aviation by Dr Elizabeth A Hoppe,Elizabeth A, Dr Hoppe PDF

Utilized ethics has been gaining broad recognition in quite a few curriculums, and there's starting to be wisdom of the necessity for moral education in most cases. Well-publicized moral difficulties similar to the Challenger catastrophe, the Ford Pinto case and the cave in of firms reminiscent of Enron have highlighted the necessity to reconsider the function of ethics within the place of work.

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

Example text

Download PDF sample

Airborne Dreams: “Nisei” Stewardesses and Pan American World Airways by Christine R. Yano


by Paul
4.4

Rated 4.85 of 5 – based on 27 votes