The Vietnam War and Postmodernity

4.2 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781558492387: The Vietnam War and Postmodernity

The longest war in the nation's history, the American military intervention in Vietnam dominated United States culture and politics from 1965 to 1975. In addition to causing immense devastation in Southeast Asia, the war transformed American society, with effects that continue to be felt today. Yet aside from a few cultural studies of the war's representations, scholars have tended to ignore the relationship between the American war in Vietnam and broader cultural developments in the West. Frederic Jameson once characterized the Vietnam War as "the first terrible postmodernist war," suggesting that it embodied or reflected the sensibility of an emerging historical epoch. But does it make sense to place a military conflict within a category of cultural and aesthetic periodization? Is it possible to see the Vietnam War as an expression and reflection of postmodernity―what Jameson calls "the cultural logic of late capitalism"? These are some of the questions addressed in this volume. Ranging across a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, cultural studies, literary criticism, and film studies, the essays explore the war's discourses and technologies in relation to the post-modern condition. At the same time, they reinterpret key cultural representations of the war from a postmodern perspective. The result is a book that poses important challenges to both Vietnam War studies and postmodern studies, at once reshaping the ways postmodernity is conceived and reminding us of the war's enduring significance in contemporary cultural history. In addition to Michael Bibby, contributors are Philip D. Beidler, Michael Clark, Cynthia J. Fuchs, Brady Harrison, Tony Williams, Eric Gadzinski, Chris Hables Gray, and Douglas Kellner.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Frederic Jameson once characterized the Vietnam War as "the first terrible postmodernist war", suggesting that it embodied or reflected the sensibility of an emerging historical epoch. But does it make sense to place a military conflict within a category of cultural and aesthetic periodization? Is it possible to see the Vietnam War as an expression of postmodernity -- what Jameson calls "the cultural logic of late capitalism"?

These are some of the questions addressed in this volume. Ranging across a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, cultural studies, literary criticism, and film studies, the essays explore the war's discourses and technologies in relation to the postmodern condition. At the same time, they reinterpret key cultural representations of the war from a postmodern perspective. The result is a book that poses important challenges to both Vietnam War studies and postmodern studies, at once reshaping the ways postmodernity is conceived and reminding us of the war's enduring significance in contemporary cultural history.

About the Author:

Michael Bibby is assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University and author of Hearts and Minds: Bodies, Poetry, and Resistance in the Vietnam Era.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by University of Massachusetts Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1558492380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Michael Bibby (Editor)
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Pr (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Massachusetts Pr, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1558492380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Bibby, Michael
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9781558492387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Michael Bibby
Published by John Hopkins University Press
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1558492380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by University of Massachusetts Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The longest war in the nation s history, the American military intervention in Vietnam dominated United States culture and politics from 1965 to 1975. In addition to causing immense devastation in Southeast Asia, the war transformed American society, with effects that continue to be felt today. Yet aside from a few cultural studies of the war s representations, scholars have tended to ignore the relationship between the American war in Vietnam and broader cultural developments in the West. Frederic Jameson once characterized the Vietnam War as the first terrible postmodernist war, suggesting that it embodied or reflected the sensibility of an emerging historical epoch. But does it make sense to place a military conflict within a category of cultural and aesthetic periodization? Is it possible to see the Vietnam War as an expression and reflection of postmodernity -- what Jameson calls the cultural logic of late capitalism ? These are some of the questions addressed in this volume. Ranging across a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, cultural studies, literary criticism, and film studies, the essays explore the war s discourses and technologies in relation to the post-modern condition. At the same time, they reinterpret key cultural representations of the war from a postmodern perspective. The result is a book that poses important challenges to both Vietnam War studies and postmodern studies, at once reshaping the ways postmodernity is conceived and reminding us of the war s enduring significance in contemporary cultural history. In addition to Michael Bibby, contributors are Philip D. Beidler, Michael Clark, Cynthia J. Fuchs, Brady Harrison, Tony Williams, Eric Gadzinski, Chris Hables Gray, and Douglas Kellner. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781558492387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by University of Massachusetts Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. The longest war in the nation s history, the American military intervention in Vietnam dominated United States culture and politics from 1965 to 1975. In addition to causing immense devastation in Southeast Asia, the war transformed American society, with effects that continue to be felt today. Yet aside from a few cultural studies of the war s representations, scholars have tended to ignore the relationship between the American war in Vietnam and broader cultural developments in the West. Frederic Jameson once characterized the Vietnam War as the first terrible postmodernist war, suggesting that it embodied or reflected the sensibility of an emerging historical epoch. But does it make sense to place a military conflict within a category of cultural and aesthetic periodization? Is it possible to see the Vietnam War as an expression and reflection of postmodernity -- what Jameson calls the cultural logic of late capitalism ? These are some of the questions addressed in this volume. Ranging across a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, cultural studies, literary criticism, and film studies, the essays explore the war s discourses and technologies in relation to the post-modern condition. At the same time, they reinterpret key cultural representations of the war from a postmodern perspective. The result is a book that poses important challenges to both Vietnam War studies and postmodern studies, at once reshaping the ways postmodernity is conceived and reminding us of the war s enduring significance in contemporary cultural history. In addition to Michael Bibby, contributors are Philip D. Beidler, Michael Clark, Cynthia J. Fuchs, Brady Harrison, Tony Williams, Eric Gadzinski, Chris Hables Gray, and Douglas Kellner. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781558492387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Published by University of Massachusetts Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The longest war in the nation s history, the American military intervention in Vietnam dominated United States culture and politics from 1965 to 1975. In addition to causing immense devastation in Southeast Asia, the war transformed American society, with effects that continue to be felt today. Yet aside from a few cultural studies of the war s representations, scholars have tended to ignore the relationship between the American war in Vietnam and broader cultural developments in the West. Frederic Jameson once characterized the Vietnam War as the first terrible postmodernist war, suggesting that it embodied or reflected the sensibility of an emerging historical epoch. But does it make sense to place a military conflict within a category of cultural and aesthetic periodization? Is it possible to see the Vietnam War as an expression and reflection of postmodernity -- what Jameson calls the cultural logic of late capitalism ? These are some of the questions addressed in this volume. Ranging across a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, cultural studies, literary criticism, and film studies, the essays explore the war s discourses and technologies in relation to the post-modern condition. At the same time, they reinterpret key cultural representations of the war from a postmodern perspective. The result is a book that poses important challenges to both Vietnam War studies and postmodern studies, at once reshaping the ways postmodernity is conceived and reminding us of the war s enduring significance in contemporary cultural history. In addition to Michael Bibby, contributors are Philip D. Beidler, Michael Clark, Cynthia J. Fuchs, Brady Harrison, Tony Williams, Eric Gadzinski, Chris Hables Gray, and Douglas Kellner. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781558492387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Bibby, Michael
Published by University of Massachusetts Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Press, 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9781558492387

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by University of Massachusetts Pr (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Massachusetts Pr, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111558492380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 39.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Michael Bibby
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Pr (2000)
ISBN 10: 1558492380 ISBN 13: 9781558492387
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Massachusetts Pr, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 242 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1558492380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book