"I'm not gonna die in this damn place": Manliness, identity, and survival of the Mexican American Vietnam prisoners of war
Coronado, Juan David
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"I'm Not Gonna Die in this Damn Place": Manliness, Identity, and Survival of the Mexican American Vietnam Prisoners of War focuses on the experiences of Mexican American prisoners of war from the Vietnam War. Ten individuals have been identified and are subject of this study. Their lives before, during, and after captivity are explored and are emphasis of this work. This work concludes that in spite of the complex ideologies that influenced Mexican American Vietnam prisoners of war issues of class, masculinity, and ethnic identity compelled Mexican Americans to serve in Southeast Asia and also helped them survive the brutal Vietnamese prison camps.