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Beyond Combat : Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era.

Author: Heather Marie Stur
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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This book analyzes the Vietnam War, focusing attention on women and gender.
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Stur, Heather Marie.
Beyond Combat : Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Marie Stur
ISBN: 9781139137652 1139137654 9780511980534 0511980531 9780521127417 0521127416 9780521762755 0521762758
OCLC Number: 763158114
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Vietnamese Women in the American Mind; Dragon Ladies, Geishas, and Roses; Madame Nhu- "Joan of Arc or Dragon Lady?"; Images of Vietnamese Women in GI Folklore; Gender Ideology in Wartime Saigon; "Miniskirts Thinner than Memories Denied"; 2 "She Could Be the Girl Next Door"; Domesticity on the Battlefront; Girl Next Door Gone to War; "Nonsexual Symbols of Purity and Goodness"; Race and SRAO; "Round eyes" and Pretty Smiles in the Combat Zone; 3 "We Werent Called Soldiers, We Were Called Ladies." "Share the Army Adventure""Women of strength were always my heroes"; "Sometimes you were the last one they saw"; "There Is Always the Possibility of a Terrorist Attack"; Race and Military Womens Experiences in Vietnam; 4 Gender and Americas "Faces of Domination" in Vietnam; John Wayne and Cold War Masculinities; Gentle Warriors; "All the Way with Negligee"; Madame Phuong versus the Warriors; "Black Babies" --
Living Legacies of the Vietnam War; Winter Soldiers; 5 Liberating Men and Women; Gender Liberation; "Come See Us at the Strut"; Antiwar WACs; "Asian Women and the Lifer Mind." Black Servicemen and Servicewomen United in Dissent"The Opposite of Militarism Isnt Pacifism, Its Feminism"; Conclusion; Gender and a Changing Military; "What Vietnam Did to Us"; "The Remasculinization of America"; Bibliography; Index.

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'Heather Stur provides us with a rangy and insightful exploration of how the Vietnam War reconstituted the political culture of gender in ways that were transformational and retrograde, Read more...

 
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