Fathers, sons, and Vietnam: Masculinity and betrayal in the life narratives of Vietnam veterans

Karner, Tracy
March 1996
American Studies (00263079);Spring96, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
Illustrates the shift in traditional masculinity and patriarchal authority in the life narratives of Vietnam veterans with post traumatic stress disorders. Prevalence of World War II models in the lives of their father; Debate on the role of fathers in gender identity acquisition; Lack of cultural resources to match with experiences.


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