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Breaking the Bonds: Decolonization, Domesticity, and the Peace Corps Girl

Molly Geidel

in Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The third chapter turns to the women in the 1960s Peace Corps, analyzing fictional texts about “Peace Corps girls” alongside memoirs and other nonfiction accounts by and about women volunteers. Here ... More


Ambiguous Liberation: The Vietnam War and the Committee of Returned Volunteers

Molly Geidel

in Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The fifth chapter continues to trace the migrations of the gendered modernization ethos beyond the Peace Corps, delineating the agency’s relationship to both the Vietnam War and the new left through ... More


 John F. Kennedy: The First Catholic President

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy attended church regularly while president and used religious rhetoric extensively in his speeches, especially in discussing his campaign for world peace. Eisenhower, ... More


Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Molly Geidel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

To tens of thousands of volunteers in its first decade, the Peace Corps was “the toughest job you’ll ever love.” In the United States’ popular imagination to this day, it is a symbol of selfless ... More


CARE and the Peace Corps

Heike Wieters

in The NGO Care and Food Aid from America 1945-80: Showered With Kindness'?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526117212
eISBN:
9781526128669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117212.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 takes a closer look at CARE’s role in the creation of the Peace Corps. It looks at CARE’s stakes in the training and handling of Peace Corps volunteers in the United States and on the ... More


Why We Went

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Throughout the years, the Peace Corps has attracted several volunteers. In the first part of this chapter, the experiences and the motivations of six different volunteers across five different ... More


Fantasies of Brotherhood: Modernization Theory and the Making of the Peace Corps

Molly Geidel

in Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 1 examines Peace Corps architects’ deployment of the gendered anxieties and fantasies of postwar social science in the conception, formation, staffing, and early volunteer recruitment efforts ... More


Integration and Its Limits: From Romantic Racism to Peace Corps Authenticity

Molly Geidel

in Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter two continues to discuss how the 1960s Peace Corps embodied a racialized, gendered vision of modernity that linked economic integration to freedom, frontier masculinity, and global ... More


The Peace Corps, Population Control, and Cultural Nationalist Resistance in 1960s Bolivia

Molly Geidel

in Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Moving to a closer study of the 1960s Peace Corps’ on-the-ground impact, the last chapter chronicles the agency’s work in and expulsion from Bolivia. It surveys the network of military and civilian ... More


Bringing the Peace Corps Home: Development in the Black Freedom Movement

Molly Geidel

in Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816692217
eISBN:
9781452952468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Following the paths of development workers and discourses as they returned home, the fourth and fifth chapters argue that the Peace Corps and modernization theory guided the vision and strategy of ... More


Introduction

Peter H. Reid

in Every Hill a Burial Place: The Peace Corps Murder Trial in East Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179988
eISBN:
9780813179995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179988.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When John Oliver takes his secondary school class on a field trip to court in Mwanza, Tanzania, he is startled to hear the case Republic of Tanzania vs. Bill Kinsey announced. Kinsey, a fellow Peace ... More


Getting In

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Looking back at the experiences of the six volunteers mentioned in the previous chapter, this chapter examines their experiences regarding the application process and how some of them were aided by ... More


… Job You’ll Ever Love

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the five decades since the Peace Corps began, many volunteers served as local teachers. While a majority of these volunteers taught English, some of them also taught science and math. Although ... More


The Power of Mutual Understanding: Teaching “New Modes of Life” in the New Frontier

Sarah Miller-Davenport

in Gateway State: Hawai'i and the Cultural Transformation of American Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691181233
eISBN:
9780691185965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181233.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter investigates how the idealistic imaginings of America's newest state were institutionalized through an effort to establish Hawaiʻi as a center for global educational exchange. Hawaiʻi ... More


Postscript: Our Story

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The authors of this book, Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson, were Peace Corps volunteers themselves. When they were idealistic seniors at The College of Wooster in Ohio in March 1961, John F. Kennedy's ... More


Sustaining People-to-People Relationships

Jonathan S. Addleton

in Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the “soft” aspects of the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Mongolia - public outreach; public affairs; educational exchanges and cultural ties. It also ... More


Every Hill a Burial Place: The Peace Corps Murder Trial in East Africa

Peter H. Reid

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179988
eISBN:
9780813179995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179988.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1966, the Peace Corps and Tanzania, both newly established, faced a major international crisis when a Peace Corp volunteer was to be tried in Tanzania on a charge of murdering his wife, also a ... More


One Global War on Poverty: The Johnson Administration Fights Poverty at Home and Abroad, 1964–1968

Sheyda Jahanbani

in Beyond the Cold War: Lyndon Johnson and the New Global Challenges of the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199790692
eISBN:
9780199395521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790692.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

This chapter explores the origins of a conception of global poverty. Tracing the ideological and institutional linkages between the overseas and domestic Peace Corps programs pioneered during the ... More


The Shift to the Social Sciences

Licia do Prado Valladares

in The Invention of the Favela

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649986
eISBN:
9781469650005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649986.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter displays how different foreigners aimed to help the understanding of the favelas through social sciences. The chapter considers one of the most notable to be Father Louis-Joseph Lebret, ... More


Making a Difference

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The three goals of the Peace Corps illustrated in Chapter 6 reveal three different ways of making a difference to the countries in which the volunteers have done service. In assessing the impact that ... More


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