Peace Corps fantasies : how development shaped the global sixties / Molly Geidel.

Author
Geidel, Molly [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Description
xxii, 319 pages ; 22 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Peace Corps (U.S.) [Browse]
Series
Critical American studies series [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction : the seductive culture of development -- Fantasies of brotherhood: modernization theory and the making of the Peace Corps -- Integration and its limits: from romantic racism to Peace Corps authenticity -- Breaking the bonds: decolonization, domesticity, and the Peace Corps girl -- Bringing the Peace Corps home: development in the Black freedom movement -- Ambiguous liberation : the Vietnam War and the committee of returned volunteers -- The Peace Corps, population control, and cultural nationalist resistance in 1960s Bolivia -- Conclusion : heroic development in an age of decline.
ISBN
  • 9780816692217 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 0816692211 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9780816692224 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • 081669222X (paperback : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2014047960
OCLC
898092829
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