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American Militarism on the Small Screen

Edited by Anna Froula, Stacy Takacs

© 2016 – Routledge

286 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Anna Froula is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University, USA

Stacy Takacs is Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Oklahoma State University, USA

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Part 1: World War II on the Small Screen 1. "Bilko’s Bombers": Anti-Militarism in the Era of the "New Look" Lisa Mundey 2. The Long Fight: Combat! and the Generic Development of the TV War Drama Series David Pierson 3. Twelve O’Clock High and American Airpower: 1949-1967 Sam Edwards 4. Nervous Laughter: Hogan’s Heroes and the Vietnam War Robert Shandley 5. Baa Baa Black Sheep and the Last Stand of the WWII Drama A. Bowdoin Van Riper 6. A Waltz with & for the Greatest Generation: Music in Band of Brothers Todd Decker Part 2: Korea and Vietnam on the Small Screen 7. The American Forces Korea Network: "Bringing Troops a Touch of Home" Sue-Young Park-Primiano 8. "Everybody Here is Crazy": Images of the Disabled on Television’s M*A*S*H Kelly Brown 9. Drinking the War Away: Televisual Insobriety and the Meanings of Alcohol in M*A*S*H David Scott Diffrient 10. Small-Screen Insurgency: Entertainment Television, The Vietnamese Revolution, and The Cold War, 1953-1967 Scott Laderman 11. China Beach and the Good Series Death Christine Becker Part 3: Contemporary Conflicts on the Small Screen 12. Imagining the New Military of the 1990’s in Babylon 5’sFuture Wars Kathleen Kennedy 13. JAG, Melodrama and Militarism Stacy Takacs 14. Political Amnesia Over Here and Imperial Spectacle Over There Anna Froula 15. Generation Kill and the New Screen Combat Magdalena Yüksel and Colleen Kennedy-Karpat 16. "Don’t Ask, Don't Tell" and its Repeal in Showtime’s The L Word and Lifetime's Army Wives Liora Ellis

About the Editors

Anna Froula is Associate Professor of Film Studies in the Department of English at East Carolina University, USA. She has published on war and gender for several journals and edited collections and is Associate Editor of Cinema Journal, the journal of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies.

Stacy Takacs is Associate Professor of American Studies at Oklahoma State University, USA. She has published on the intersections of popular and political cultures for a number of journals and is the author of Terrorism TV and Interrogating Popular Culture.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027110
HISTORY / Military / United States
HIS036060
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
PER010000
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies