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Peace Corps FantasiesHow Development Shaped the Global Sixties$
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Molly Geidel

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692217

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692217.001.0001

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Ambiguous Liberation

Ambiguous Liberation

The Vietnam War and the Committee of Returned Volunteers

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Peace Corps Fantasies

Molly Geidel

University of Minnesota Press

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 an analysis of interviews and position papers from the Committee of Returned Volunteers, a national organization of returned volunteers who formulated increasingly radical critiques of U.S. foreign policy in the late sixties.

Keywords:   gendered modernization, Peace Corps, American studies, Vietnam War, Committee of Returned Volunteers, cultural critique, foreign policy

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