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Beyond Combat : Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era

By: Stur, Heather Marie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (280 p.).ISBN: 9781139137652.Subject(s): 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 centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond Combat : Women and Gender in the Vietnam War EraDDC classification: 959.704 | 959.704/3082 | 959.7043082 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
Summary: This book analyzes the Vietnam War, focusing attention on women and gender.
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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.

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The author's multilayered narrative skillfully contrasts stereotypic images of US women who served in Vietnam from 1965 until 1973 with women's experiences as Red Cross caregivers, nurses, and Women's Army Corps personnel. Stur (Univ. of Southern Mississippi) sets women's stereotypes as pure and good against the backdrop of servicemen's images as warriors against communist aggression or protectors of the American way of life. Similarly, prominent and ordinary Vietnamese women appear in this history as dragon ladies, damsels in distress, enemy combatants, or prostitutes. The author mined US servicemen's newspapers and magazines, Army manuals, and informational pamphlets from the state and defense departments for a new way of understanding the war. Oral interviews and autobiographies belie the simplistic images of US women at war. Stur views these different images as inseparable from official US rhetoric about rescuing South Vietnam from communist aggression while actually imposing US power and values on the Vietnamese people and land. A particularly illuminating chapter uses the GI antiwar press to illuminate objections to male chauvinism from African American women and men and rejections of the military's gender norms from antiwar WACs. An excellent contribution to understanding the Vietnam War. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Most levels/libraries. M. Greenwald University of Pittsburgh

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