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Masculinity in Vietnam War Narratives free pdf Occurring alongside the Women's Rights, Gay Rights, Civil Rights, and other identity movements of the 1960s, the Vietnam War was part of an era that rescripted gender and other social identity roles for many, if not most, Americans. This book examines the ways in which the war and its accompanying movements greatly altered traditional American conceptions of masculinity, looking particularly at discourses ranging from fictional narratives to memoirs, films, and military recruiting advertisements. Analysis of two canonical fiction texts - John Del Vecchio's "The 13th Valley" and Bobbie Ann Mason's "In Country" - illustrates the interrelatedness of race, sexuality, disability and masculinity, an approach appearing in no other book-length study. 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.

About Brenda M. Boyle

Brenda M. Boyle is an assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

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Author : Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher : McFarland
Data Published : 15 October 2009
ISBN : 0786445386
EAN : 9780786445387
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 211 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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