Scar that binds : American culture and the Vietnam War

Beattie, Keith 1998, Scar that binds : American culture and the Vietnam War, New York University Press, New York, N. Y..

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Title Scar that binds : American culture and the Vietnam War
Author(s) Beattie, Keith
Publication date 1998
Total pages 230 p.
Publisher New York University Press
Place of Publication New York, N. Y.
Keyword(s) Vietnam war
United States
Summary In The Scar That Binds, Keith Beattie examines the central metaphors of the Vietnam War and their manifestations in American culture and life. Blending history and cultural criticism in a lucid style, this provocative book discusses an ideology of unity that has emerged through widespread rhetorical and cultural references to the war. A critique of this ideology reveals three dominant themes structured in a range of texts: the "wound," "the voice" of the Vietnam veteran, and "home." The analysis of each theme draws on a range of sources, including film, memoir, poetry, written and oral history, journalism, and political speeches.
ISBN 0814798691
Language eng
Field of Research 190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950205 Visual Communication
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©1998, New York University Press
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