Added: October 3, 2015 – Last updated: October 3, 2015

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Author: Amanda Chapman Boczar

Title: Economics, Empathy, and Expectation

Subtitle: History and Representation of Rape and Prostitution in Late 1980s Vietnam War Films

In: Selling Sex on Screen: From Weimar Cinema to Zombie Porn

Edited by: Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoy

Place: Lanham, MD

Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield

Year: 2015

Pages: 69-94

ISBN-13: 9781442253537 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781442253544 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History; Asian History: Vietnamese History | Representations: Films / Casualties of War, Platoon; Types: Wartime Rape / Vietnam War



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Author: Amanda Boczar, Department of History, United States Military Academy

Abstract: »Amanda Chapman Boczar illustrates in chapter 5, "Economic, Empathy, and Expectation: History and Represenations of Rape and Prostitution in Late 1980s Vietnam War Films," how the "American brothel" in Saigon is represented in 1980s films about the war. She focuses on Platoon (1986), Full Metal Jacket (1987), and Casualties of War (1989), and looks at the role that women play in these films. She suggests that the female characters allow male protagonists to make important moral choices; it is the American G.I.s who inevitably decide whether to "save or conquer."« (Source: Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Catriona McAvoy. »Introduction.« Selling Sex on Screen: From Weimar Cinema to Zombie Porn. Edited by Karen A. Ritzenhoff et al. Lanham 2015: xxvii)

Wikipedia: War film: Casualties of War, Platoon (film), Vietnam War in film; Wartime sexual violence: United States war crimes, Vietnam War