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Title:
The Vietnam War in American memory : veterans, memorials, and the politics of healing
Author:
Hagopian, Patrick.
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Publication Information:
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xv, 553 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
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 Veterans Memorial -- Conclusion: A statute of limitations: what healing from the war might mean.
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ISBN:
9781558496934
Format :
Book