- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (September 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780521127417
- ISBN-13: 978-0521127417
- ASIN: 0521127416
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
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Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era Paperback – February 23, 2012
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"Heather Stur provides us with a rangy and insightful exploration of how the Vietnam War reconstituted the political culture of gender in ways that were transformational and retrograde, life-affirming and violent, liberating and dehumanizing." - Christian G. Appy, author of Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides
"In an insightful examination of everything from the miniskirt to army rifle manuals, Beyond Combat reveals the ways gender and sexuality framed Americans' perceptions and experiences of the Vietnam War. This important work challenges what we think not only of the Vietnam War, but also of war-making and foreign policy more broadly." - Kara Dixon Vuic, author of Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War
"The Vietnam War era remains a fascinating moment in our history. Historians and veterans continue to explore gaps in experiences and policies. The book contains an excellent reference list and a comprehensive list of important archives. I hope that the interviews Stur conducted will be available to future writers and interested listeners." -Elizabeth Norman, H-War
"An excellent contribution to understanding the Vietnam War. Highly recommended." -Choice
"...contains an excellent reference list and a comprehensive list of important archives. I hope that the interviews Stur conducted will be available to future writers and interested listeners." -Margaret Sankey, H-War
This book illuminates the crucial role the Vietnam War played in influencing gender roles in America. Encounters between Americans and Vietnamese were shaped by images the U.S. military, policymakers, and popular culture used to make sense of and justify American intervention and use of force in Vietnam. Heather Stur examines the ways in which ideas about masculinity shaped the American GI experience in Vietnam and, ultimately, how some American men and women returned from Vietnam to challenge home front gender norms.
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Lucie Davidson (Marie)
Today's generation of women need to read this type of women's history, and what we went through, so that they can have endless options, career and otherwise, now. Young women of today take it for granted because they don't know what their sisters went through.
Thank you, Ms. Stur, for showing us what the Donut Dollies, as well as, the military nurses and women, endured during the Vietnam war and beyond.