By Brenda M. Boyle

ISBN-10: 0786445386

ISBN-13: 9780786445387

taking place along the Women’s Rights, homosexual Rights, Civil Rights, and different identification pursuits of the Nineteen Sixties, the Vietnam warfare used to be a part of an period that rescripted gender and different social id roles for lots of, if now not so much, american citizens. This publication examines the ways that the warfare and its accompanying events significantly altered conventional American conceptions of masculinity, as mirrored in discourses starting from fictional narratives to memoirs, motion pictures, and army recruiting ads. research of 2 canonical fiction texts—John Del Vecchio’s The thirteenth Valley and Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country—illustrates the interrelatedness of race, sexuality, incapacity and masculinity, an method showing in no different book-length examine. The textual content illustrates how, a long time later, the masculine anxieties of the Vietnam period persist.

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