[act-ma] (1/30) Vietnam and the Making of America’s Betrayal Narrative (Sun.)

Sarah Chandonnet sarahchandonnet at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 13:45:11 PST 2011

*Ethical Society Presents Dr. Jerry Lembcke*
Sunday, January 30, 2010. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Spiegel Auditorium; 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Dr. Jerry Lembcke
Associate Professor of Sociology, Holy Cross College

Spat-upon Veterans, Abandoned POWs, and “Hanoi Jane”: Vietnam and the Making
of America’s Betrayal Narrative

Jerry Lembcke will explore the historical, psychological, and gendered
dimensions of the betrayal images birthed in the American lost-war culture
following its defeat in Vietnam. The speaker will be especially attentive to
the betrayal narrative constructed by those images and the way it plays out
in the political environment form by the current wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan and the Obama presidency.

This event is free and open to the public.
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