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The Vietnam war and postmodernity
Bibby, Michael, 1957-
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Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, [1999]

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xvi, 242 pages ; 24 cm
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Frederic Jameson described Vietnam as the first terrible postmodernist war. Ranging across various disciplines, including philosophy, cultural studies and literary criticism, this collection of essays explores the war's discourses and technologies in relation to the postmodernist condition.

Author Notes

Philip D. Beidler is Professor of English at the University of Alabama
Michael Bibby is Assistant Professor of English at Shippensburg University
Michael Clark is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine
Cynthia Fuchs is Associate Professor of English and Codirector of Film Studies at George Mason University
Eric Gadzinski is Assistant Professor of English at Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Chris Hables Gray is an Associate Professor at the University of Great Falls in Montana
Brady Harrison is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Montana
Douglas Kellner is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin
Tony Williams is Professor of Cinema Studies at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Table of Contents

Michael BibbyPhilip D. BeidlerMichael P. ClarkCynthia FuchsBrady HarrisonTony WilliamsEric GadzinskiMichael BibbyChris Hables GrayDouglas Kellner
Introductionp. ix
Part 1 Illumination Rounds
1 The Last Hueyp. 3
2 The Work of War after the Age of Mechanical Reproductionp. 17
3 "What do we say happened here?": Memory, Identity, and the Vietnam Warp. 49
Part 2 Tracers
4 "This movie is a thing of mine": Homeopathic Postmodernism in Michael Herr's Dispatchesp. 89
5 Rites of Incorporation in In Country and Indian Countryp. 109
6 Bruised Azaleas: Bruce Weigl and the Postwar Aestheticp. 129
Part 3 Post/Vietnam/Modern
7 The Post-Vietnam Conditionp. 143
8 Postmodernism with a Vengeance: The Vietnam Warp. 173
9 From Vietnam to the Gulf: Postmodern Wars?p. 199
Contributorsp. 237
Indexp. 239