The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The Influence of America's Most Controversial War on Everyday Life, 1st Edition

  • Ron Milam
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  • ISBN-10: 1440840474
  • ISBN-13: 9781440840470
  • DDC: 959.704
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 896 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This book covers many aspects of the Vietnam War that have not been addressed before, this book supplies new perspectives from academics as well as Vietnam veterans that explore how this key conflict of the 20th century has influenced everyday life and popular culture during the war as well as for the past 50 years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to Volume 1.
From the Soldiers.
1: Mental-Imagery: The Process of Processing Popular Culture of the Vietnam Era.
2: My Story: Personal Reflections on the Impact of the Vietnam Era.
3: Missing Home: How Popular Culture Was Used to Remind Us of What We Were Missing.
4: Remembering War1.
From the Press with Words and Photos.
5: Bastion or Bad Guy: Ngo Dinh Diem and the Press, 1957–1963.
6: Recasting Noncombatants in the Media.
7: Isolated Images: The Photos of My Lai in American Memory.
The Sounds.
8: Barry Sadler and “The Ballad of the Green Berets”.
9: In Country: A Warriors’ Shared Soundtrack Twenty-Five Years Later.
10: She’s So Heavy: The Beatles, Revolution, and Vietnam.
Some Fun.
11: R&R: A Brief Relief from the War.
12: The Cult of Playboy: Exploring Playboy Magazine’s Popularity in the Vietnam War.
13: Those Were the Days.
Some Dissension.
14: Race and Gender in Early Vietnam War Popular Fiction.
15: Beyond the Requiem: Chicano Pop Culture and the Vietnam War.
16: “Hanoi Jane” and the Myth of Betrayal: The Cultural War on the Home Front.
Some Propaganda.
17: Advertising by Other Means: How the U.S. Army Depicted the Vietnam War in Its Television Program The Big Picture.
18: When (Comic) Art Imitates Life: American Exceptionalism and the Comic Book Industry in the Vietnam War Era.
19: The Vietnam War through the Photographs of Saigon.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.