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Political Ramifications of the Vietnam Casualty Gap

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the following questions: All else being equal, do high local casualty rates erode residents' support for war and increase their willingness to vote against incumbent ... More


The Casualty Gap and Civic Engagement

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Through a series of empirical analyses of individual-level survey data from the National Election Study and the Social Capital Benchmark Survey, as well as analysis of aggregate electoral turnout ... More


Selection, Occupational Assignment, and the Emergence of the Casualty Gap

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the capacity of two mechanisms to explain the casualty gaps that emerged in each of the four wars: selection into the armed forces and occupational assignment within the ... More


Political Ramifications of the Iraq Casualty Gap

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Combining individual-level survey data with state and county electoral returns, this chapter empirically investigates whether the relationships between local casualties, public opinion, and voting ... More


Do Casualty Gaps Matter?

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A series of controlled experiments were conducted to determine whether knowledge of a casualty gap affects citizens' support for America's war efforts. This chapter shows that explicit discussion of ... More


How Local Casualties Shape Politics

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The death of a soldier can affect an entire community. Friends and neighbors, politicians and community leaders, and even just readers of the local newspaper join in the grieving, mourning, and ... More


The Future of the Casualty Gap

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter speculates about the future of the casualty gap. It argues that, due to advances in medical technology and the likely small scale of future conflicts, a “wounded gap” will become an ... More


Missing in Action

Jenny Edkins

in Missing: Persons and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450297
eISBN:
9780801462795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450297.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the efforts devoted to the identification of those missing in action after the Vietnam War. It considers the tensions produced by the identification of remains as well as the ... More


Occupational Rehabilitation

Lee K. Pennington

in Casualties of History: Wounded Japanese Servicemen and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452574
eISBN:
9780801455629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452574.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter talks about the postwar transformation of Japanese disabled veterans into casualties of history. Despite the accolades of the late 1930s and early 1940s, public acclaim for wounded ... More


Casualties of War (1989)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at De Palma's foray into war films with Casualties of War (1989), a box-office failure which nevertheless remains one of his finest films. The film was De Palma's bid to make a ... More


Logics of War: Explanations for Limited and Unlimited Conflicts

Alex Weisiger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451867
eISBN:
9780801468179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451867.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Most wars between countries end quickly and at relatively low cost. The few in which high-intensity fighting continues for years bring about a disproportionate amount of death and suffering. What ... More


“Worthy Recipients”: New Bedford's Black Veterans and the Web of Social Welfare

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines black veterans and their families in New Bedford during and after the Civil War as they made claims for full equality. It scrutinizes social welfare practices and payments ... More


Redacted (2007)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter chronicles De Palma's more blatant attempt to intervene in the Iraq War via Redacted (2007), noting in particular how the movie is a deliberate repetition of Casualties of War (1989). ... More


Chronotope 2: Numbers, Examples, and Exceptions

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Numbers aggregated in the form of estimates of casualties or to convey the scale of a catastrophic event are the companion aspect of exemplary cases. Numericality increasingly informs evidence-based ... More


‘What a Colossal Waste of Time War Is’

Alan Allport

in Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300170757
eISBN:
9780300213126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170757.003.0015
Subject:
History, Military History

The war in Europe formally came to an end on 8 May 1945. It had caused the deaths of 121,484 officers and men of the British Army. Total British fatalities for the war—Navy, Army, RAF, women's ... More


The Ottoman Great War and Captivity in Russia and Egypt

Yücel Yanikdağ

in Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748665785
eISBN:
9780748689262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665785.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter first briefly surveys the Ottoman entry and experience of the Great War, especially noting the problems encountered during the war by the military authorities and the lack of even ... More


Up Close and Personal: Faces and Names in

Deborah Thomas

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the reverberating impact of the Vietnamese female rape victim in Casualties of War (1989). The film concerns a patrol of GIs who, during a reconnaissance mission, kidnap, rape, ... More


Conclusion

William L. Barney

in Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Southern whites paid a terrible price in mangled bodies and lives lost in their bid to win independence and perpetuate slavery. On the defensive since the late eighteenth century when the Western ... More


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