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The Resource Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran, John M. Kinder

Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran, John M. Kinder

Label
Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran
Title
Paying with their bodies
Title remainder
American war and the problem of the disabled veteran
Statement of responsibility
John M. Kinder
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Christian Bagge, an Iraq War veteran, lost both his legs in a roadside bomb attack on his Humvee in 2006. Months after the accident, outfitted with sleek new prosthetic legs, he jogged alongside President Bush for a photo op at the White House. The photograph served many functions, one of them being to revive faith in an American martial ideal--that war could be fought without permanent casualties, and that innovative technology could easily repair war's damage. When Bagge was awarded his Purple Heart, however, military officials asked him to wear pants to the ceremony, saying that photos of the event should be "soft on the eyes." Defiant, Bagge wore shorts. America has grappled with the questions posed by injured veterans since its founding, and with particular force since the early twentieth century: What are the nation's obligations to those who fight in its name? And when does war's legacy of disability outweigh the nation's interests at home and abroad? In Paying with Their Bodies, John M. Kinder traces the complicated, intertwined histories of war and disability in modern America. Focusing in particular on the decades surrounding World War I, he argues that disabled veterans have long been at the center of two competing visions of American war: one that highlights the relative safety of US military intervention overseas; the other indelibly associating American war with injury, mutilation, and suffering. Kinder brings disabled veterans to the center of the American war story and shows that when we do so, the history of American war over the last century begins to look very different. War can no longer be seen as a discrete experience, easily left behind; rather, its human legacies are felt for decades." -- Publisher's description
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ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kinder, John M.
Dewey number
362.4086/970973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB363
LC item number
.K56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disabled veterans
  • Disabled veterans
  • War and society
Label
Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran, John M. Kinder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mobilizing injury
  • The sweet bill
  • "For the living dead I work and pray": veterans' groups and the benefits of buddyhood
  • Forget-me-not day
  • "For the mem'ry of warriors wracked with pain": disabled doughboys and American memory: James M. Kirwin
  • "What is wrong with this picture?": disabled veterans in interwar peace culture
  • Old battles, new wars: Harold Russell
  • "The shining plate of prestige": disabled veterans in the American century: Tammy Duckworth
  • Epilogue: Toward a new veteranology
  • Introduction
  • The industrialization of injury: Thomas H. Graham
  • "To bind up the nation's wounds": how the disabled veteran became a problem: Arthur Guy Empey
  • "The horror for which we are waiting": anxieties of injury in World War I
  • The aftermath of battle: Elsie Ferguson in "Hero Land"
  • "Thinking ahead of the crippled years": carrying on in an age of normalcy
  • Sunday at the hippodrome
  • "The cripple ceases to be": the rehabilitation movement in Great War America
Control code
ocn881208716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780226210094
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881208716
  • a1107697
Label
Paying with their bodies : American war and the problem of the disabled veteran, John M. Kinder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mobilizing injury
  • The sweet bill
  • "For the living dead I work and pray": veterans' groups and the benefits of buddyhood
  • Forget-me-not day
  • "For the mem'ry of warriors wracked with pain": disabled doughboys and American memory: James M. Kirwin
  • "What is wrong with this picture?": disabled veterans in interwar peace culture
  • Old battles, new wars: Harold Russell
  • "The shining plate of prestige": disabled veterans in the American century: Tammy Duckworth
  • Epilogue: Toward a new veteranology
  • Introduction
  • The industrialization of injury: Thomas H. Graham
  • "To bind up the nation's wounds": how the disabled veteran became a problem: Arthur Guy Empey
  • "The horror for which we are waiting": anxieties of injury in World War I
  • The aftermath of battle: Elsie Ferguson in "Hero Land"
  • "Thinking ahead of the crippled years": carrying on in an age of normalcy
  • Sunday at the hippodrome
  • "The cripple ceases to be": the rehabilitation movement in Great War America
Control code
ocn881208716
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780226210094
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881208716
  • a1107697

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