Vietnam War

dc.citation.epage477en_US
dc.citation.spage475en_US
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.editorCarroll, Bret E.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-17T12:55:31Z
dc.date.available2019-05-17T12:55:31Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.departmentDepartment of American Culture and Literatureen_US
dc.description.abstractU.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (1965–73) reflected and shaped American articulations of masculinity. Because the figure of the male soldier has long been an icon of both national and masculine identity in America, the United States' intervention in Vietnam offered two opportunities. First, within a larger context of Cold War rivalry, it could establish the superiority of U.S. military power and American masculinity over an Asian people and the Communist powers (the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China) that backed them. Second, it could reinvigorate masculinity at home at a time when such social forces as a resurgent women's rights movement, an emerging gay rights movement, the counterculture, and the economic downturn of the late 1960s and early 1970s undercut notions of ...
dc.identifier.doi10.4135/9781412956369.n242
dc.identifier.doi10.4135/9781412956369
dc.identifier.eisbn9781412956369
dc.identifier.isbn9780761925408
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/51374
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE Publications, Inc.
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412956369.n242
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412956369
dc.subjectMen's Studies
dc.titleVietnam Waren_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
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