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The Resource Veteran narratives and the collective memory of the Vietnam War, John A. Wood

Veteran narratives and the collective memory of the Vietnam War, John A. Wood

Label
Veteran narratives and the collective memory of the Vietnam War
Title
Veteran narratives and the collective memory of the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
John A. Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans' understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation's collective memory of the war and its aftermath. Instead, veterans' accounts are mined for colorful quotes and then dropped from public discourse; are accepted as factual sources with little attention to how memory, no matter how authentic, can diverge from events; or are not contextualized in terms of the race, gender, or class of the narrators. Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War is a landmark study of the cultural heritage of the war in Vietnam as presented through the experience of its American participants. Crossing disciplinary borders in ways rarely attempted by historians, John A. Wood unearths truths embedded in the memoirists' treatments of combat, the Vietnamese people, race relations in the United States military, male-female relationships in the war zone, and veterans' postwar troubles. He also examines the publishing industry's influence on collective memory, discussing, for example, the tendency of publishers and reviewers to privilege memoirs critical of the war. Veteran Narratives is a significant and original addition to the literature on Vietnam veterans and the conflict as a whole."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, John A.
Dewey number
959.704/30922
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.73.U6
LC item number
W67 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
War and society in North America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Memory
  • Collective memory
  • Seberíni, Ondrej
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • HISTORY
  • Collective memory
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Memory
  • Psychological aspects
  • Social aspects
  • Veterans
  • War and literature
  • United States
  • Erzählung
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Vietnamkrieg
Label
Veteran narratives and the collective memory of the Vietnam War, John A. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: They Were There -- Who Were the Vietnam Veteran Memoirists? -- Combat Conditions and the Vietnamese People -- Race and Racism -- Men, Women, and Vietnam -- The Return Home and Life After Vietnam -- The Political Content of Veteran Narratives -- Those Who Came Before and After -- Conclusion: The Vietnam Memoir Legacy
Control code
941999962
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445624
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)941999962
Label
Veteran narratives and the collective memory of the Vietnam War, John A. Wood
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: They Were There -- Who Were the Vietnam Veteran Memoirists? -- Combat Conditions and the Vietnamese People -- Race and Racism -- Men, Women, and Vietnam -- The Return Home and Life After Vietnam -- The Political Content of Veteran Narratives -- Those Who Came Before and After -- Conclusion: The Vietnam Memoir Legacy
Control code
941999962
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821445624
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)941999962

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