Stur, Heather Marie.

Beyond Combat : Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era - New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. - 1 online resource (280 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Vietnamese Women in the American Mind; Dragon Ladies, Geishas, and Roses; Madame Nhu- "Joan of Arc or Dragon Lady?"; Images of Vietnamese Women in GI Folklore; Gender Ideology in Wartime Saigon; "Miniskirts Thinner than Memories Denied"; 2 "She Could Be the Girl Next Door"; Domesticity on the Battlefront; Girl Next Door Gone to War; "Nonsexual Symbols of Purity and Goodness"; Race and SRAO; "Round eyes" and Pretty Smiles in the Combat Zone; 3 "We Werent Called Soldiers, We Were Called Ladies" "Share the Army Adventure""Women of strength were always my heroes"; "Sometimes you were the last one they saw"; "There Is Always the Possibility of a Terrorist Attack"; Race and Military Womens Experiences in Vietnam; 4 Gender and Americas "Faces of Domination" in Vietnam; John Wayne and Cold War Masculinities; Gentle Warriors; "All the Way with Negligee"; Madame Phuong versus the Warriors; "Black Babies" - Living Legacies of the Vietnam War; Winter Soldiers; 5 Liberating Men and Women; Gender Liberation; "Come See Us at the Strut"; Antiwar WACs; "Asian Women and the Lifer Mind" Black Servicemen and Servicewomen United in Dissent"The Opposite of Militarism Isnt Pacifism, Its Feminism"; Conclusion; Gender and a Changing Military; "What Vietnam Did to Us"; "The Remasculinization of America"; Bibliography; Index

This book analyzes the Vietnam War, focusing attention on women and gender.

9781139137652 195.00 (3U)


Masculinity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Masculinity -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Female.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Social aspects.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women.
Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.


Electronic books.

DS559.8.W6 S78 2011

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