Masculinity In Vietnam War Narratives

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Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786445387
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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"This book examines the ways in which the war and its accompanying movements greatly altered traditional American conceptions of masculinity. 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"--Provided by publisher.


Prisoners Of War

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Author: Brenda Marie Boyle
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Category : Prisoners of war
Languages : en
Pages : 277
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Abstract: This dissertation argues that the Vietnam War and social movements of the time altered the way Americans conceive of masculinity, an alteration represented in some narratives of the War. Decades after the conclusion of American involvement in Vietnam, this revision of the social gender script is still evident in narratives that are not always directly concerned with the War. This new discourse of masculinities appears in narratives not only fictional, but also in memoirs, films, and recruiting advertisements, suggesting that what Lauren Berlant calls the "National Symbolic," or the framework through which Americans constitute themselves as Americans, has adjusted along the following lines. First, the era made it imperative to imagine a plurality of masculinities, determining that a single model of masculine gender to which men should aspire might not be desirable and probably never was possible. This explains, among other things, the disenchantment repeatedly expressed by soldiers in the narratives with the John Wayne-model of masculinity displayed in so many World War II movies, and the subsequent need to devise new forms of masculinity that would suit the particularities of the Vietnam War. In pluralizing masculinity, the narratives propose that gender is performative, amorphous, and historically contingent, often concluding that masculinities may not be reserved only for males, but that females also may choose to enact masculinity. Second, the liberation and rights movements of the era made clear that issues such as race, sexuality, and disability directly impact the formations of masculinities. The truism that war makes a boy into a man may be simplistic only about the assumption that there is one true way to be a male; some War narratives suggest that there are many ways to be manly. Third, the combination of the two previous points, that masculinities are pluralized by their being extended to people other than white men and that they are mutable, intimates that the current binary of sex and gender--sex as chromosomal and gender as environmental--may be less definitive than the binary suggests.


Masculinity In Vietnam War Narratives

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Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454393
Size: 63.65 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 211
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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, as reflected in 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. The text illustrates how, decades later, the masculine anxieties of the Vietnam era persist.


The Vietnam War

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Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472510178
Size: 67.48 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the nearly two decades of American presence in Viet Nam (1954-1973). That evocation has renewed interest in the Vietnam War, resulting in the re-printing of older War narratives and the publication of new ones. This volume tracks those echoes as they appear in American, Vietnamese American, and Vietnamese war literature, much of which has joined the American literary canon. Using a wide range of theoretical approaches, these essays analyze works by Michael Herr, Bao Ninh, Duong Thu Huong, Bobbie Ann Mason, le thi diem thuy, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, and newcomers Denis Johnson, Karl Marlantes, and Tatjana Solis. Including an historical timeline of the conflict and annotated guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for students and readers of contemporary American fiction


American War Stories

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Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 1978807600
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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American War Stories asks readers to contemplate what traditionally constitutes a “war story” and how that constitution obscures the normalization of militarism in American culture. The book claims the traditionally narrow scope of “war story,” as by a combatant about his wartime experience, compartmentalizes war, casting armed violence as distinct from everyday American life. Broadening “war story” beyond the specific genres of war narratives such as “war films,” “war fiction,” or “war memoirs,” American War Stories exposes how ingrained militarism is in everyday American life, a condition that challenges the very democratic principles the United States is touted as exemplifying.


Victimhood In American Narratives Of The War In Vietnam

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Author: Aleksandra Musiał
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000054284
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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This book revisits the American canon of novels, memoirs, and films about the war in Vietnam, in order to reassess critically the centrality of the discourse of American victimization in the country’s imagination of the conflict, and to trace the strategies of representation that establish American soldiers and veterans as the most significant victims of the war. By investigating in detail the imagery of the Vietnamese landscape recreated by American authors and directors, the volume explores the proposition that Vietnam has been turned into an American myth, demonstrating that the process resulted in a dehistoricization and mystification of the conflict that obscured its historical and political realities. Against this background, representations of the war’s victims—Vietnamese civilians and American soldiers—are then considered in light of their ideological meanings and uses. Ultimately, the book seeks to demonstrate how, in a relation of power, the question of victimhood can become ideologized, transforming into both a discourse and a strategy of representation—and in doing so, to demythologize something of the "Vietnam" of American cultural narrative.


Men In Action Maskulinit T Im Actionmodus Des Amerikanischen Films Der 1980er Jahre

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Author: Beatrice Behn
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3958208657
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : de
Pages : 44
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Anfang der 1980er Jahre: das Vietnamkriegstrauma sitzt tief, die USA stecken in einer Krise – einer Maskulinitätskrise, die auch im Film zu einem präsenten Thema wird. Als Errettung aus diesem Trauma steigt eine neue Filmfigur empor: Ein Mann, dessen überaus muskulöser Körper ihn zu einem gewalt- und leidensbereiten Menschen macht. Ein Mann, der seinen körperlichen Exzess ausstellt und dessen Muskeln, dessen hard body unbestreitbar macht, dass er im Alleingang die USA retten kann und wird. Sein Körper ist der Nationalkörper und dieser wird gesundet und gestählt. Schauspieler wie Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger und Mel Gibson sind die neuen hypermaskulinen Helden, die in Action- Filmen von Rambo bis Terminator die maskulinen Tugenden Mut, Loyalität, Ausdauer, Patriotismus, physische Kraft und Durchhaltevermögen sowie Einfallsreichtum verkörpern.Was ist also Maskulinität, so wie sie sich in dieser exzessiven Zurschaustellung ablesen lässt? Diese Arbeit versucht sich diesen Körpern durch Filmanalysen und unter Zuhilfenahme historischer, psychoanalytischer, semiotisch-politischer, aber auch phänomenologischern Theorie zu nähern.


Masculinity And Monstrosity In Contemporary Hollywood Films

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Author: K. Combe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113735982X
Size: 66.65 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 267
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In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society.


The Vietnam War

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Author: Brenda M. Boyle
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472510771
Size: 77.67 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Reverberations of the Vietnam War can still be felt in American culture. The post-9/11 United States forays into the Middle East, the invasion and occupation of Iraq especially, have evoked comparisons to the nearly two decades of American presence in Viet Nam (1954-1973). That evocation has renewed interest in the Vietnam War, resulting in the re-printing of older War narratives and the publication of new ones. This volume tracks those echoes as they appear in American, Vietnamese American, and Vietnamese war literature, much of which has joined the American literary canon. Using a wide range of theoretical approaches, these essays analyze works by Michael Herr, Bao Ninh, Duong Thu Huong, Bobbie Ann Mason, le thi diem thuy, Tim O'Brien, Larry Heinemann, and newcomers Denis Johnson, Karl Marlantes, and Tatjana Solis. Including an historical timeline of the conflict and annotated guides to further reading, this is an essential guide for students and readers of contemporary American fiction


Genre Und Gemeinsinn

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Author: Hermann Kappelhoff
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110466961
Size: 66.30 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : de
Pages : 432
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Das vorliegende Buch präsentiert eine Affekttheorie des Genrekinos, die das Verhältnis von Politik und Poetik im Begriff des Gemeinsinns neu figuriert. Ausgehend von der These, dass das ‚Gefühl für das Gemeinschaftliche‘ einer Gesellschaft abhängig ist von medialen Praktiken politischer Vergemeinschaftung, wird der Kriegseinsatz Hollywoods im Zweiten Weltkrieg untersucht. Im Ergebnis entsteht ein neues Genre, das auf die Krise der Demokratie während des Zweiten Weltkrieges reagiert. Im Zentrum dieses Genres stehen weder die Kriegsereignisse in ihrer Faktizität, noch die Kriegshelden und ihre Heldentaten; im Zentrum steht vielmehr das Leiden des einzelnen Soldaten. In den medialen Re-inszenierungen dieses Leidens über die wechselnden Kriegseinsätze hinweg verbindet sich das Pathos des Opfers und der erinnernden Trauer mit dem Zorn moralischer Empörung über eine Gesellschaft, die ihren politischen Zweck aufgegeben hat: Das Streben nach Glück des Einzelnen vor jeder Willkür zu schützen. Die Rekonstruktion dieser Re-inszenierungen führt zu einer Revision der Genretheorie, die das Schema taxonomischer Regelzuschreibungen radikal verabschiedet. Die vielfältigen Verzweigungen des Genrekinos werden selbst als ein Netzwerk verständlich, das in den immer neuen Perspektivierungen einzelner Filme entsteht und Geschichte als ein permanentes Ringen um ein ‚Gefühl für das Gemeinschaftliche‘, um den Gemeinsinn erfahrbar werden lässt.