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The Politics of Readjustment : Vietnam Veterans since the War.

Author: Wilbur J Scott; Wilbur Scott
Publisher: Somerset : Taylor and Francis, 1993.
Series: Social problems and social issues.
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Scott, Wilbur.
Politics of Readjustment : Vietnam Veterans since the War.
Somerset : Taylor and Francis, ©1993
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbur J Scott; Wilbur Scott
ISBN: 9781351476898 1351476890
OCLC Number: 1003262335
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; A Sociological Approach to Veterans' Issues; The Issues; Methods; Acknowledgments; Notes; 1. EXPENDED BRASS; Early Organizing Efforts; Emerging Ties with the Psychiatric Community; The Iron Triangle; The VA under Fire; Operation RAW; The New York City Rap Groups; The Winter Soldier Investigation; Operation Dewey Canyon III; Acknowledgments; Notes; 2. POST-VIETNAM SYNDROME; The Early History of War Neurosis; War Neurosis in DSM-I and DSM-II; DSM-II and the Practice of Psychiatry. Flanking ManeuversTurmoil within the APA; Shatan: The Grief of Soldiers; The St. Louis Watershed; Growing Pains; Notes; 3. HORSETRADING; Counseling As a Political Issue; Parallel Developments; DSM-III in Progress: ""No Change Is Planned""; Vietnam Veterans Working Group; Committee on Reactive Disorders; The Balance of Power Shifts; Defeated Again; The Committees Strike a Deal; Vet Centers; Notes; 4. ""ONLY WE CAN PREVENT FORESTS""; Temporary Duty; A Permanent Organization; A Troubling Finale; Two Guys and a Mimeograph Machine; Agent Orange Gets White-Hot; The Issue Broadens; New Initiatives. An Unconventional Proclamation""It Can Be Done""; Notes; 5. POLITICS 101; A Brand New Lawsuit; Mixed Signals; Enter the Atomic Vets; Congressional Action; Disrupting the Applecart; Internal Strife; Mau-Mauing the VA; The Question of Presumption; The Politics of Commemoration; Notes; 6. OPENING UP THE EARTH; The Politics of Design, Round One; The Hostages Come Home; The Awakening; The Politics of Design, Round Two; Round Three; A Trip to Hanoi; Round Four; Discovery Continues; Round Five; Notes; 7. BETTER SETTLED THAN TRIED; Still No Protocol; A Pretrial Setback; Times Beach. Presumption DeniedA New Judge, A ""New"" Lawsuit; Preliminary Ranch Hand Reports; An End to the Lawsuit; Notes; 8. BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT; Research Wars; Calm before the Storm; An End to the Agent Orange Study; The American Legion Study; A Landmark Court Decision; Agent Orange and an American Family; A Congressional Inquiry; A Presumption of Service Connection; Epilogue; Notes; 9. TOWARD A SOCIOLOGY OF VETERANS' ISSUES; The Social Construction of Science; A Constructivist Approach to Social Problems; Theoretical Interpretations of Social Movements; Veterans as Social Movement Constituencies. Vietnam Veterans as Social Movement ConstituenciesTheoretical Implications from Readjustment after Vietnam; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Books and Book Chapters; Journal Articles and Professional Papers; Newspaper and Magazine Articles; Personal and Telephone Interviews with Author; Government Documents; INDEX.
Series Title: Social problems and social issues.

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-The Politics of Readjustment is a highly accessible political history of Vietnam veterans' collective readjustment struggles since the late 1960s. Wilbur J. Scott, a sociologists and Vietnam vet, Read more...

 
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