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Curating and re-curating the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq /

Christine Sylvester.

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Author: Sylvester, Christine
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Topics: Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Social aspects - United States. | Iraq War, 2003-2011 - Social aspects - United States. | Curatorship - United States. | Military museums - United States. | War memorials - United States. | Collective memory - United States. | Memory - Social aspects - United States. | War - Historiography. | War and society - United States. | War in literature.
Regions: Iraq. | United States.
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245 10|aCurating and re-curating the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq /|cChristine Sylvester.
264 1|aNew York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c[2019]
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300 |aix, 222 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates :|billustrations (some color) ;|c25 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 197-210) and index.
505 0 |aIntroduction: Whose wars are on view? -- America's wars in Vietnam and Iraq -- Museums, memorials, and novels as sites of war knowledge -- The Smithsonian curates America's wars in Vietnam and Iraq -- The American wars in Vietnam and Iraq at a memorial, cemetery, and a traveling tribute to veterans -- Bodies of war curate the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq -- Remembering, forgetting, curating, and re-curating war.
520 |a"Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq is about looking for war knowledge in unexpected places, such as war memorials, museum exhibitions, war cemeteries, and novels and memoirs. What one finds there can contradict the prescribed understandings of a particular war or, say, endorse the tendency to treat military personnel as heroes to be thanked. Especially when 'ordinary curators' display memories of their war experiences through the objects left at memorials and graves, or through the words they curate in war novels, the observer/reader gets a glimpse of actual lives lost, futures cut short and even some of the dull noncombat jobs military do in war zones. The main point is that war is a social institution and its experiences are plentiful and decentralized. Many scholars and other interested readers look for war in the decisions and movements of militaries and states, but this book's difference is that it focuses on how a variety of formal and informal war curators present the American wars in Vietnam and Iraq at a moment of American militarism" --|cProvided by publisher.
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