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Vietnam Veterans Memorials and Memories

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Vietnam veterans struggled with a variety of physical, psychological, and social wounds, a public movement grew to honor them. The widespread public belief that veterans had been badly mistreated ... More


Monument to Defeat: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in American Culture and Society

LAWRENCE A. TRITLE

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Monument or memorial? Defeat or withdrawal? The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC pays tribute to more than 58,000 Americans who died fighting an unpopular war. Yet today the ‘Wall’, as it ... More


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial: A Symbolic Cemetery on the National Mall

Harriet F. Senie

in Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

The site of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1982), between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument on the National Mall, defines it as central to U.S. unity and identity, even though the ... More


Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Harriet F. Senie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Although radically different, the Vietnam War, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings, and the attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a war the ... More


The American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq at a Memorial, Cemetery, and a Traveling Tribute to Veterans

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter considers the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq as remembered and curated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, and its traveling Wall That Heals, plus Section 60 of ... More


The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627547
eISBN:
9780748652433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the veterans' view on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It highlights the injustice felt by the Vietnam veterans and explains that they view the memorial as a way ... More


Conclusion: An Intimate Monument Hidden from the World’s View

Richard A. Ruth

in In Buddha's Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834197
eISBN:
9780824870409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834197.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, dedicated by Queen Sirikit on October 22, 1990, located within the grounds of the Royal Thai Army's base at Lat Ya, Kanchanaburi. As an official ... More


Museums, Memorials, and Novels as Sites of War Knowledge

Christine Sylvester

in Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Curations of war objects and stories can direct observers to a culturally prescribed view of America’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq; or, contrarily, they can challenge, revise, and destabilize ... More


Conclusion

Harriet F. Senie

in Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190248390
eISBN:
9780190248437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190248390.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Victims’ families have become a class of privileged participants in the memorial process. Family members who are mourning are typically not able to take the long view required in commissioning public ... More


Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq

Christine Sylvester

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190840556
eISBN:
9780190840587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840556.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Who is an authority on the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq? The Pentagon? Leading politicians? Allies? Academic specialists? The media? American soldiers? Vietnamese and Iraqis? Protesters? ... More


Introduction

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction lays out the structure of Hymns for the Fallen in broad strokes, noting the chronological scope of the study (35 war films made after the close of the Vietnam War), the subgenre ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Wolterstorff

in Art Rethought: The Social Practices of Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747758
eISBN:
9780191810671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747758.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The Preface and Introduction raise the question why most philosophers of art of the modern period have neglected the many ways in which we engage works of the arts and focused almost all of their ... More


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