From the battlefield to the bookshelf: how the American comic book, novel and film correlate to public opinion during the Vietnam conflict

Weller, Jacob (2014) From the battlefield to the bookshelf: how the American comic book, novel and film correlate to public opinion during the Vietnam conflict. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Throughout the Vietnam conflict (1964-1973) and the two decades following there was a significant number of mass market media both in support and in opposition to the conflict. Changes of support for the conflict, both publically and via these media forms varied through the conflict’s duration.
    This dissertation examines the role of mass media in response to public opinion during the Vietnam conflict. It will deduce the extent to which mass media was affected by public opinion of the time. This will be continued in to the 1970s and 1980s to access if the trends continued post-conflict. This dissertation contends that elite or high culture mass media forms like the novel, in conjunction to the American news media, had a direct effect on public opinion both during the conflict and post-conflict. This will be contrasted with ‘low culture’ mass media forms the comic book and film which were influenced by public opinion which itself had already been influenced by the elite culture.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Languages and Area Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:56
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15387

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