Lecture: Comforting in the Cold War: US Airlines, JAT, and their Stewardesses


On Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 PM, the American Corner Novi Sad will present a lecture titled "Comforting in the Cold War: US Airlines, JAT, and their Stewardesses" which will be delivered by Mr. Phil Tiemeyer, a Fulbright Fellow currently residing in Serbia.


Major changes affected women in the United States from the 1950s through the 1980s: there were times like the 50s when women were valued primarily as wives and stay-at-home moms. There were other times, like the 70s, when women's liberation and the sexual revolution combined to offer women a wider variety of roles, both at work and at home. In Yugoslavia, a similar evolution was taking place during the years of the Cold War, albeit in a different political and social context. And above all of these changes "on the ground" were stewardesses working in the sky, both at US airlines and at JAT. This talk examines how the cultural upheavals of the Cold War era affected these women and how they performed their jobs.


Registration for this event is required. You can register HERE.