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Victory Girls: Sex, Mobility, and Adventure on the Home Front

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the lives of the “victory girls” of World War II—young women who exhibited patriotism by offering sex to servicemen. This relationship defied not only social norms but also the ... More


Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Amanda H. Littauer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book looks at mid-century American sex and culture. It traces the origins of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s. The book argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s ... More


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