'The girl and boy next door went to war' : the experiences and recollections of medical personnel who served in the Vietnam War

Cassie, Nicole (2014) 'The girl and boy next door went to war' : the experiences and recollections of medical personnel who served in the Vietnam War. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the life experiences of male and female Vietnam War veterans who served in the US Army Medical Department, before they were assigned to active duty in Vietnam. It endeavours to offer an insight into the factors which influenced their trajectories towards serving as medical personnel in Vietnam, and how they have engaged with that process. It interprets the personal testimonies of medical veterans in both autobiographical accounts and oral history interviews, and considers critical perspectives on autobiographies and oral histories as sources. Whilst approaching the material using gender as the primary framework for analysis, it also incorporates an intersectional approach to personal testimonies of medical veterans.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Vietnam War, Army Medical Department, oral history, gender.
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Newman, Professor Simon and Abrams, Professor Lynn
Date of Award: 2014
Depositing User: Miss Nicole A Cassie
Unique ID: glathesis:2014-5984
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 09:17
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 13:50
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/5984

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