The Spitting Image

The Spitting Image

Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam

eBook - 1998
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Lembcke (sociology, Holy Cross College), a former member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, argues that relations between veterans and anti-war protestors were generally quite amicable, and that images of the spat-upon vet were politically constructed by the Nixon and Bush administrations to vilify anti-war movements. He examines the construction of similar myths in other countries, the role of film in promoting the myth, and the reality of veterans as central to protest against Vietnam as well as other anti-war movements. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c1998.
ISBN: 9780585321202
0585321205
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 217 p.)
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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multcolib_susannel Aug 11, 2015

Thought-provoking study of the way that the media- and the government- affects our perception of the Vietnam War(and other wars since then), and of the soldiers that fight them.

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