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Protest and Survive

Protest and Survive


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About the Book

Drawing from more than 120 newspapers, published between 1968 and 1970, this study explores the emergence of an anti-militarist subculture within the U.S. armed services. These activists took the position that individual GIs could best challenge their subordination by working in concert with like-minded servicemen through GI movement organizations whose behaviors and activities were then publicized in these underground newspapers. In examining this movement, Lewes focuses on their treatment of power and authority within the armed forces and how this mirrored the wider and more inclusive relations of power and authority in the United States. He argues that this opposition among servicemen was the primary motivation for the United States to withdraw from Vietnam.

This first book length study of GI-published underground newspapers sheds light on the utility of alternative media for movements of social change, and provides information on how these movements are shaped by the environments in which they emerge. Lewes asserts that one cannot understand GI opposition as an extension of the civilian antiwar movement. Instead, it was the product of an embedded environment, whose inhabitants had been drafted or had enlisted to avoid the draft. They came from cities and small towns whose populations were often polarized between those who wholeheartedly supported the war and those who became progressively more critical of the need for Americans to be involved in Vietnam.


About the Author:

JAMES LEWES received his doctorate in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275978617
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 24 mm
  • Weight: 539 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275978613
  • Publisher Date: 30 Jul 2003
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 243 mm
  • No of Pages: 256
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: Underground Gi Newspapers During the Vietnam War
  • Width: 153 mm


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