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Issue 7 2003

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SPECIAL ISSUE: MILITARY FOLKLORE

Special Guest Editor: Carol Burke

Articles

  • Special Editor's Introduction
    by Carol Burke
    Introduction to the special issue.
  • Military Speech
    By Carol Burke
    Explores the use of occupational jargon of the military to instill attitudes and transform the individual.
  • "This is my Rifle, This is my Gun...": Gunlore in the Military
    By Richard Allen Burns
    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.
  • Informal Communication Systems in the Vietnam War:
    A Case Study in Folklore, Technology and Popular Culture
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    By Lydia Fish
    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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  • Songs of the Vietnam War: An Occupational Folk Tradition
    By Les Cleveland
    Uses the concept of organizational culture to examine the attitudes expressed in the folksong of the Vietnam War
  • Personal Reflections on the Songs of Army Aviators
    in the Vietnam War

    By LtC Martin Heuer, Ret.
    A personal account of the Army Aviation song contests held by General George P. Seneff during the Vietnam War.
  • The Work of Soldier Poetry in Kansas, 1917-1919
    By Timothy D. Rives
    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.
  • Issue 6 June 2002

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    Special Monograph Issue

    This article contains some content of a graphic and disturbing nature and is intended for mature readers. Scholars of high school age or younger are invited to read the article A Model for Collecting and Interpreting: World Trade Center Disaster Jokes by the same author.

    Issue 5 October 2001

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    Notes

    Issue 4:2 October 2000

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    Issue 4:1 March 2000

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    Issue 3 March 1999

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    Notes

    A Letter from Littleton By MB & SB (mother and son)
    Some post-tragedy comments from Colorado
    Revisiting Myself I: Observations by JK ( Art by D)
    Feelings in the gothic sensibility. (The writer is now a successful college graduate and doctoral student in folklore. The Artist is now a successful college graduate and professional graphic designer.)
    Revisiting Myself II: Poem by JK (Art by D)
    Verse in the gothic sensibility.
    Latchkey Diary: A Crisis in Images
    As directed by the young artist, no name or explanation/analysis of the drawings are given. The artist is now a successful designer.
    Littleton to Belgrade: Keywords by JZ ( Art by D)
    Bitter days. The author is a Chinese graduate student living in America. See above for artist.
    Littleton to Belgrade: Responses by JZ ( Art by D)
    Readers add to the Keywords.

     

    Issue 2 January 1998

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    Issue 1 July 1997

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    Editor: Camille Bacon-Smith, Ph.D.
    All article copyrights are owned by their authors.
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