Culture Wars and War

Gender, Race, and Class
  • Patricia Keeton
  • Peter Scheckner


Trying to resurrect the good war in the ways discussed in the previous chapter has not been the only strategy Hollywood has used to obfuscate and diminish class matters in the war film in the post-Vietnam War era up to the present. During the 1960s and early 1970s, the question of who was being sent to war, who was paying the price for war, and who was benefitting from war was publicly debated within American society as a whole and within independent films and alternative media, even if largely ignored by Hollywood.


Military Family Class Politics Female Soldier Helicopter Pilot Hollywood Film 
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© Patricia Keeton and Peter Scheckner 2013

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  • Patricia Keeton
  • Peter Scheckner

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