Vietnam War in American Memory Veterans, Memorials, and the Politics of Healing

ISBN-10: 1558499024

ISBN-13: 9781558499027

Edition: 2011

Authors: Patrick Hagopian

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A superb account of the cultural politics surrounding the memorialization of the Vietnam War. A "Choice" Outstanding Academic Title. "This is among the most important books on the Vietnam War published in the past decade. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

A "Noble Cause"
"Never Again": The Vietnam Syndrome in American Foreign Policy
"Something Rather Dark and Bloody": Atrocities, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the Pathologization of Vietnam Veterans
The Discourse of Healing and the "Black Gash of Shame": The Design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A "Dangerous Political Issue": The War about Memory in 1982
"Home to America's Heart": The National Salute to Vietnam Veterans
"In Unity and with Resolve": The Statue, the Flag, and Political Speech at the Memorial
"No Shame or Stigma": The Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program
"A Confrontation Between Faiths": The Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"Today, We are one People": The Family Drama of Race and Gender in Commemorative Statuary of the Vietnam War
"Our Offspring": Children in Vietnam Veterans Memorials
"The Wall is for all of Us": Patterns of public Response to the vietnam Veternans Memorial
Conclusion: A "Statute of Limitations": What "Healing" from the War Might Mean
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