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Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War)

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In the years since the 9/11 attacks, approximately four million Americans have turned eighteen each year and more than fifty million children have been born. These members of the millennial and post-millennial generation have come of age in a moment marked by increased anxiety about terrorism, two protracted wars, and policies that have raised questions about the U.S. strategies abroad and at home. The War of My Generation offers the first essay collection to focus specifically on how the terrorist attacks and their aftermath have shaped this new generation of Americans.
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Drawing from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and literary studies, the essays cover a wide range of topics, from graphic war images in the classroom to computer games designed to promote military recruitment to books about parents in the combat zone. David Kieran and the contributors address millennialsandrsquo; intersections with contemporary questions about terrorism, U.S. militarism, and U.S. foreign policy, asserting that young people are both consumers and producers of narratives that contribute to, modify, and resist discourses about 9/11 and the War on Terror. Young people have not been shielded from the attacks or from the wars and policy debates that followed; instead, they have been active participants. One study reveals that the andldquo;lived memoriesandrdquo; of the attack have led some to link the September 11th attacks to the Holocaust as moments in which innocent people suffered but resiliently persevered. Another contribution discusses how Muslim youth in Silicon Valley embraced the rhetoric of the Civil Rights movement as they fought against the harassment, governmental surveillance, and denial of rights that has plagued them since 9/11. and#160;
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Revealing how young people understand the War on Terrorandmdash;and how adults understand the way young people thinkandmdash;The War of My Generation offers groundbreaking research on catastrophic events still fresh in our minds.and#160;
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Drawing on the work of memory studies scholar Andreas Huyssen, author Kieran asks how the remembrance of the Vietnam War has impacted American memorial practice generally and how the Vietnam W‛s legacies have shaped the most important political debates since the 1970s. The study plumbs the Vietnam W‛s impact on the commemoration and cultural memory of six other military actions and events: the Alamo of 1836, the confinement of Union troops in Andersonville, American troops in WWII, the 1993 action in Somalia, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. B&w historical photos are included. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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The War of My Generation is the first essay collection to focus specifically on how the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath have shaped the newest generation of Americans. Drawing on a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and literary studies, the volume considers what cultural factors and products have shaped young peopleandrsquo;s experience of the 9/11 attacks, the wars that have followed, and their experiences as emerging citizen-subjects.and#160;

About the Author

DAVID KIERAN is a visiting assistant professor of history at Skidmore College. He is the author of Forever Vietnam: How a Divisive War Changed American Public Memory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781625341006
Author:
Kieran, David
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Author:
Swyers, Holly
Author:
Maira, Sunaina
Author:
Adelman, Rebecca A.
Author:
Saucier, Jeremy K.
Author:
Garza, Irene
Author:
Browder, Laura
Author:
Lampert, Jo
Author:
Clark, Cindy Dell
Author:
Cooper, Benjamin
Author:
Allen, Robertson
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 photographs
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » General
History and Social Science » Military » Vietnam War
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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The War of My Generation is the first essay collection to focus specifically on how the 9/11 terrorist attacks and their aftermath have shaped the newest generation of Americans. Drawing on a variety of disciplines including anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, and literary studies, the volume considers what cultural factors and products have shaped young peopleandrsquo;s experience of the 9/11 attacks, the wars that have followed, and their experiences as emerging citizen-subjects.and#160;
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