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Boyle, Brenda M., 1957-
Masculinity in Vietnam War narratives : a critical study of fiction, films and nonfiction writings / Brenda M. Boyle
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009
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 4th Floor  PS228.V5 B69 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the war
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Motion pictures and the war
War stories, American -- History and criticism
War films -- United States -- History and criticism
Masculinity in literature
Masculinity in motion pictures
Physical Description ix, 201 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-195) and index
Contents Introduction : the new man dance discourse -- "Don't mean nothin'" : race in the production of masculinities -- The Nam syndrome : improper sexuality, improper gender -- Men out of mind : disabilities in Vietnam War stories -- A litmus test for masculinity : the Vietnam War at the turn of the twenty-first century
Summary "This book examines the ways in which the war and its accompanying movements greatly altered traditional American conceptions of masculinity. Finally, the book illustrates how, decades later, the masculine anxieties of the Vietnam era are still evident in discourses ranging from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to recent presidential campaigns"--Provided by publisher

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