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The Vietnam War and American culture

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States,
    • United States -- Civilization -- 1970-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by John Carlos Rowe and Rick Berg.
      SeriesSocial foundations of aesthetic forms, Social foundations of aesthetic forms series.
      ContributionsRowe, John Carlos., Berg, Rick.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS558 .V56 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 275 p. :
      Number of Pages275
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1864490M
      ISBN 100231067321
      LC Control Number90022418

      Walter Cronkite was the voice of the conflict, and grim, nightly statistics the most recognizable feature. But as involvement grew, Vietnam affected numerous changes in child life, comparable to the childhood impact of previous conflicts—chiefly the Civil War and World War II—whose intensity and duration also dominated American culture. The Vietnam War and American memory / Rick Berg and John Carlos Rowe --Visions of righteousness / Noam Chomsky --Revisionist Vietnam history / Stephen Vlastos --Missing in action: women warriors in Vietnam / Carol Lynn Mithers --Military propaganda: defense department films from World War II and Vietnam / Claudia Springer --Losing Vietnam.

        Covering many aspects of the Vietnam War that have not been addressed before, this book supplies new perspectives from academics as well as Vietnam veterans that explore how this key conflict of the 20th century has influenced everyday life and popular culture during the war as well as for the past 50 years. As much as this book is about the sheer volume of physical brutality and firepower unleashed onto the people of Vietnam during this war, it is also an expose on American military organization and.

      Tours of Vietnam: War, Travel Guides, and Memory [Scott Laderman and Emily S. Rosenberg]. In Tours of Vietnam, Scott Laderman demonstrates how tourist literature has shaped Americans’ understanding of Vietnam and projections of United States power si. Gilman’s work could have profited from some of the theoreticalpoints found in Andrew Martin’s Receptions of War: Vietnam inAmerican Culture. Martin’s book is half a theoretical expositionand half an application of that theory to certain writings, films, andtelevision programs related to the war.


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