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The Resource Armed with abundance : consumerism and soldiering in the Vietnam War, Meredith H. Lair

Armed with abundance : consumerism and soldiering in the Vietnam War, Meredith H. Lair

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Armed with abundance : consumerism and soldiering in the Vietnam War
Title
Armed with abundance
Title remainder
consumerism and soldiering in the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Meredith H. Lair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this ms., Meredith Lair seeks to recalibrate the way Americans think about their wars by addressing non-combat experiences of American soldiers in Vietnam. Though only one in four Vietnam veterans served in combat--and likely even fewer--both popular representations and scholarly treatments of the war focus on combat and its after-effects, erasing comfort, recreation, and fun from the picture. In this ms, Lair instead paints a provocative picture of the Vietnam War in which beauty and ice cream take precedence over the bullets, as they often did for Americans who served there. Lair uncovers
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Lair, Meredith H
Dewey number
959.70431
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vietnam War
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Lifestyles
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
Armed with abundance : consumerism and soldiering in the Vietnam War, Meredith H. Lair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A war refined : reframing the narrative of the Vietnam War -- Same side, different wars: grunts and REMFs in Vietnam -- This place just isn't John Wayne: U.S. military bases in Vietnam -- Total war on boredom: the U.S. military's recreation program in Vietnam -- The things they bought: G.I. consumerism in Vietnam -- War zone wonderland: the strange world of "the Nam" -- From Vietnam to Iraq: reimagining the American way of war
Control code
ocn770873442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469602523
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)770873442
Label
Armed with abundance : consumerism and soldiering in the Vietnam War, Meredith H. Lair
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A war refined : reframing the narrative of the Vietnam War -- Same side, different wars: grunts and REMFs in Vietnam -- This place just isn't John Wayne: U.S. military bases in Vietnam -- Total war on boredom: the U.S. military's recreation program in Vietnam -- The things they bought: G.I. consumerism in Vietnam -- War zone wonderland: the strange world of "the Nam" -- From Vietnam to Iraq: reimagining the American way of war
Control code
ocn770873442
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469602523
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)770873442

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