Beyond Combat by Stur

By Stur

past wrestle investigates how the Vietnam warfare either bolstered and challenged the gender roles that have been key elements of yank chilly conflict ideology. Refocusing consciousness onto ladies and gender paints a extra advanced and exact photograph of the war's far-reaching effect past the battlefields. Encounters among american citizens and Vietnamese have been formed through a cluster of intertwined photos used to make feel of and justify American intervention and use of strength in Vietnam. those photos incorporated the woman round the corner, a healthy reminder of why the USA used to be dedicated to defeating Communism, and the treacherous and mysterious 'dragon lady', who served as a metaphor for Vietnamese girls and South Vietnam. Heather Stur additionally examines the ways that rules approximately masculinity formed the yank GI event in Vietnam and, eventually, how a few American women and men back from Vietnam to problem homefront gender norms.

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