Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of by Phil Tiemeyer

By Phil Tiemeyer

during this shiny new heritage, Phil Tiemeyer information the heritage of fellows operating as flight attendants. starting with the founding of the occupation within the overdue Twenties and carrying on with into the post-September eleven period, Plane Queer examines the heritage of guys who joined places of work in most cases pointed out as female-oriented. It examines a few of the hardships those males confronted at paintings, paying specific realization to the conflation of gender-based, sexuality-based, and AIDS-based discrimination. Tiemeyer additionally examines how this seriously gay-identified personnel created an incredible position for homosexual males to come back out, garner recognition from their fellow employees, struggle homophobia and AIDS phobia, and recommend for LGBT civil rights. all of the whereas, male flight attendants facilitated key breakthroughs in gender-based civil rights legislation, together with a tremendous enlargement of the ways in which name VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act could guard staff from intercourse discrimination. all through their heritage, males operating as flight attendants helped evolve an usually pointed out with American adventuring, technological innovation, and financial energy right into a queer space.

Show description

Read Online or Download Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants PDF

Best gender studies books

I Will Wear No Chain!: A Social History of African American Males

This quantity lines the social historical past of African American males from the times of slavery to the current, targeting their achievements, their altering picture, and their position in American society. the writer locations the modern factor of Black men's disproportionate involvement with legal justice inside of its social and historic context, whereas studying the main major pursuits aiming to enhance the prestige of Blacks in our society.

Retiring Men: Manhood, Labor, and Growing Old in America, 1900-1960

As lifestyles spans increased dramatically within the usa after 1900, and employers more and more demanded the rate and stamina of minor within the place of work, males struggled to maintain identities as staff, breadwinners, and patriarchs—the middle beliefs of twentieth-century masculinity. Longer existence threatened manhood as males faced age discrimination at paintings, vital retirement, and stuck earning as recipients of Social defense and office pensions.

Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants

During this shiny new heritage, Phil Tiemeyer information the heritage of fellows operating as flight attendants. starting with the founding of the career within the overdue Nineteen Twenties and carrying on with into the post-September eleven period, airplane Queer examines the heritage of fellows who joined offices typically pointed out as female-oriented.

Gender and the Second World War: The Lessons of War (Gender and History)

Displaying how gender historical past contributes to latest understandings of the second one international battle, this ebook deals element and context at the nationwide and transnational studies of guys and ladies throughout the battle. Following a normal creation, the essays shed new mild at the box and illustrate tools of operating with a variety of basic assets.

Additional resources for Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.47 of 5 – based on 31 votes