Introduction to the special issue.
Explores the use of occupational jargon of the military to instill attitudes and transform the individual.
Examines the oral lore of military weapons to uncover the functions and meanings of the jokes, chants, and personal narratives shared among members of the armed forces.
Soldiers in Vietnam made use of the technology at hand to document the war through news, popular culture and folklore passed via informal distribution systems.
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Uses the concept of organizational culture to examine the attitudes expressed in the folksong of the Vietnam War
A personal account of the Army Aviation song contests held by General George P. Seneff during the Vietnam War.
Soldier poetry integrated conscripted men into military society and noncombatant civilians into the war effort while providing a tolerated outlet for mild complaining about military life and authority.