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American war stories / Brenda M. Boyle.

Author/creator Boyle, Brenda M., 1957- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2021]
Descriptionix, 229 pages ; 22 cm.
Subject(s)
Series War culture
War culture. ^A1271994
Abstract "American War Stories asks readers to contemplate what traditionally constitutes a "war story" and how that constitution obscures the normalization of militarism in American culture. The book claims the traditionally narrow scope of "war story," as by a combatant about his wartime experience, compartmentalizes war, casting armed violence as distinct from everyday American life. Broadening "war story" beyond the specific genres of war narratives such as "war films," "war fiction," or "war memoirs," American War Stories exposes how ingrained militarism is in everyday American life, a condition that challenges the very democratic principles the United States is touted as exemplifying"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Boyle, Brenda M, American war stories 1. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2020. 9781978807600
Genre/formMilitary history.
LCCN 2020005632
ISBN9781978807587
ISBN1978807589 paperback
ISBN9781978807594 hardcover
ISBN1978807597 hardcover
ISBNelectronic publication
ISBNmobi
ISBNelectronic book

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