Author:J. T. Hansen, A. Susan Owen and Michael Patrick Madden

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Parallels: The Soldiers' Knowledge of Oral History of Contemporary Warfare

By: J. T. Hansen, A. Susan Owen and Michael Patrick Madden

Price: $3.05

Publisher: Hawthorne, NY, Aldine De Gruyter: 1992

Seller ID: 1856

ISBN: 0202303926

Condition: Good


Parallels reclaims the experience of American and Soviet participants in the two longest and most devastating episodes of contemporary warfare, Vietnam and Afghanistan, and places them within the context of social and behavioral theory. As texts, the narratives, here ordered and re-encoded, are as fragmentary as the war experiences they recount. Much of their, language is hermetic; sometimes it is brutal and unpalatable. Within the broader context of this book, however, they attain to a historical relevance, posing a challenge to conventional understandings of contemporary warfare. View more info