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The Vietnam War in American memory
Patrick Hagopian

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The Vietnam War in American memory
veterans, memorials, and the politics of healing
Patrick Hagopian.

Published 2009 by University of Massachusetts Press in Amherst .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A "noble cause"
"Never again" : the Vietnam syndrome in American foreign policy
"Something rather dark and bloody" : atrocities, PTSD, and the pathologization of Vietnam veterans
The discourse of healing and the "black gash of shame"
"A dangerous political issue" : the war about memory in 1982
"Home to America's heart" : the national salute to Vietnam veterans
"In unity and with resolve" : the statue, the flag, and political speech at the Memorial
"No shame or stigma" : the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program
"A confrontation between faiths" : the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"Today, we are one people" : the family drama of race and gender in commemorative statuary of the Vietnam War
"Our offspring" : children in Vietnam veterans memorials
"The wall is for all of us" : invented traditions and patterns of public response to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Conclusion: A "statute of limitations" : what "healing" from the war might mean.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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DS559.73.U6 H34 2009

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p. cm.

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