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On May 9, 1990, a bottle of Jack Daniels, a ring with letter, a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, a baseball, a photo album, an ace of spades, and a pie were some of the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. For Kristin Hass, this eclectic sampling represents an attempt by ordinary Americans to come to terms with a multitude of unnamed losses as well as to take part in the ongoing debate of how this war should be remembered. Hass explores the restless memory of the Vietnam War and an American public still grappling with its commemoration. In doing so it considers the ways Americans have struggled to renegotiate the meanings of national identity, patriotism, community, and the place of the soldier, in the aftermath of a war that ruptured the ways in which all of these things have been traditionally defined. Hass contextualizes her study of this phenomenon within the history of American funerary traditions (in particular non-Anglo traditions in which material offerings are common), the history of war memorials, and the changing symbolic meaning of war. Her evocative analysis of the site itself illustrates and enriches her larger theses regarding the creation of public memory and the problem of remembering war and the resulting causalities—in this case not only 58,000 soldiers, but also conceptions of masculinity, patriotism, and working-class pride and idealism.

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A bottle of Jack Daniels, combat medals, a baseball, a photo album, and a pie have been among the many objects left at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. Here Kristin Hass explored the restless memory of the Vietnam War and an American public still grappling with its commemoration. 16 photos.

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Kristin Ann Hass is Lecturer in the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520213173
Author:
Hass, Kristin Ann
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Hass, Kristin Ann
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Military & War
Subject:
Vietnam veterans memorial (washington, d.c.)
Subject:
War memorials
Subject:
Public opinion -- United States.
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w photographs
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 10 oz

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History and Social Science » American Studies » 80s to Present
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
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History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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"Synopsis" by , A bottle of Jack Daniels, combat medals, a baseball, a photo album, and a pie have been among the many objects left at the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. Here Kristin Hass explored the restless memory of the Vietnam War and an American public still grappling with its commemoration. 16 photos.
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