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The Resource Disabled veterans in history, David A. Gerber, editor

Disabled veterans in history, David A. Gerber, editor

Label
Disabled veterans in history
Title
Disabled veterans in history
Statement of responsibility
David A. Gerber, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Disabled Veterans in History explores the long-neglected history of those who have sustained lasting injuries or chronic illnesses while serving in uniform. The contributors to this volume cover an impressive range of countries in Europe and North America as well as a wide sweep of chronology from the Ancient World to the present. The essays address the emergence of "veteran" as a political category with unique privileges and entitlements and of disabled veterans as a special project--and indeed one of the original projects--of the modern welfare state. The introductory essay, "Finding Disabled Veterans in History," offers perhaps the first attempt at synthesizing knowledge about disabled veterans in Western societies. The other essays examine the representation of disabled veterans from Sophocles' Philoctetes to American feature films; the relations of disabled veterans to the state and society in such public policy issues as pensions, medical care, physical rehabilitation, and job retraining; and the disabled veteran's agency and experience in reentering the peacetime world. Other topics include the place of disabled veterans in societies defeated in war; the fate of disabled veterans in societies experiencing frequent changes of political regimes; the emergence of pensions and vocational rehabilitation for disabled veterans; and the abiding problem of alcohol abuse among disabled veterans. The contributors come from a variety of disciplines, including history, physical rehabilitation, Slavic studies, sociology, communication and media, and museum studies. The book will be of interest especially to researchers in the fields of war and society, the welfare state, and disability studies, as well as those in the medical, rehabilitation, and counseling fields. David A. Gerber is Professor of History, State University at Buffalo."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gerber, David A.
Series statement
Corporealities : discourses of disability
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Disabled veterans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Disabled veterans
  • History
  • Veterans Health
  • Disabled Persons
  • Veterans
  • Armed Conflicts
  • Public Policy
Label
Disabled veterans in history, David A. Gerber, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : finding disabled veterans in history / David A. Gerber -- Representation. Philoctetes in historical context / Martha Edwards -- Heroes and misfits : the troubled social reintegration of disabled veterans in The best years of our lives / David A. Gerber -- Bitterness, rage, and redemption : Hollywood constructs the disabled Vietnam veteran / Martin F. Norden -- Public policy. Disabled veterans and the state in early modern England / Geoffrey L. Hudson -- "A sacred debt" : veterans and the state in revolutionary and Napoleonic France / Isser Woloch -- From individual trauma to national policy : tracking the uses of Civil War veteran medical records / Robert I. Goler and Michael G. Rhode -- Work-therapy and the disabled British soldier in Great Britain in the First World War : the cased of Shepherd's Bush Military Hospital, London / Jeffrey S. Reznick -- "Empty sleeves and wooden pegs" : disabled Confederate veterans in image and reality / R.B. Rosenburg -- Fifty years of pain : the history of Austrian disabled veterans after 1945 / Gregory Weeks -- Disabled Russian War veterans : surviving the collapse of the Soviet Union / Ethel Dunn -- Living with a disability : adjustments and maladjustments. Nomads in blue : disabled veterans and alcohol at the national home / James Marten -- Will to work : disabled veterans in Britain and Germany after the First World War / Deborah Cohen -- Lieutenant John Counsell and the development of medical rehabilitation and disability policy in Canada / Mary Tremblay -- Post-modern American heroism : anti-war war heroes, survivor heroes, and the eclipse of traditional warrior values / David A. Gerber -- Afterword : a challenge to historians / Jonathan Shay
Control code
ocn797816602
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enlarged and rev. ed., 1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d6124s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797816602
Label
Disabled veterans in history, David A. Gerber, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : finding disabled veterans in history / David A. Gerber -- Representation. Philoctetes in historical context / Martha Edwards -- Heroes and misfits : the troubled social reintegration of disabled veterans in The best years of our lives / David A. Gerber -- Bitterness, rage, and redemption : Hollywood constructs the disabled Vietnam veteran / Martin F. Norden -- Public policy. Disabled veterans and the state in early modern England / Geoffrey L. Hudson -- "A sacred debt" : veterans and the state in revolutionary and Napoleonic France / Isser Woloch -- From individual trauma to national policy : tracking the uses of Civil War veteran medical records / Robert I. Goler and Michael G. Rhode -- Work-therapy and the disabled British soldier in Great Britain in the First World War : the cased of Shepherd's Bush Military Hospital, London / Jeffrey S. Reznick -- "Empty sleeves and wooden pegs" : disabled Confederate veterans in image and reality / R.B. Rosenburg -- Fifty years of pain : the history of Austrian disabled veterans after 1945 / Gregory Weeks -- Disabled Russian War veterans : surviving the collapse of the Soviet Union / Ethel Dunn -- Living with a disability : adjustments and maladjustments. Nomads in blue : disabled veterans and alcohol at the national home / James Marten -- Will to work : disabled veterans in Britain and Germany after the First World War / Deborah Cohen -- Lieutenant John Counsell and the development of medical rehabilitation and disability policy in Canada / Mary Tremblay -- Post-modern American heroism : anti-war war heroes, survivor heroes, and the eclipse of traditional warrior values / David A. Gerber -- Afterword : a challenge to historians / Jonathan Shay
Control code
ocn797816602
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enlarged and rev. ed., 1st pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472028887
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d6124s
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797816602

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