New PDF release: Beyond Combat

By Stur

past strive against investigates how the Vietnam struggle either bolstered and challenged the gender roles that have been key parts of yank chilly conflict ideology. Refocusing consciousness onto ladies and gender paints a extra complicated and exact photograph of the war's far-reaching impression past the battlefields. Encounters among american citizens and Vietnamese have been formed by way of a cluster of intertwined photos used to make feel of and justify American intervention and use of strength in Vietnam. those photos incorporated the lady round the corner, a healthy reminder of why the USA was once dedicated to defeating Communism, and the treacherous and mysterious 'dragon lady', who served as a metaphor for Vietnamese girls and South Vietnam. Heather Stur additionally examines the ways that principles approximately masculinity formed the yank GI adventure in Vietnam and, eventually, how a few American women and men lower back from Vietnam to problem homefront gender norms.

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