War letters: A Thematic approach and comparison of military letters from World War II and the Vietnam War

Show full item record

Title: War letters: A Thematic approach and comparison of military letters from World War II and the Vietnam War
Author: Yamonaco, Jeanne
Abstract: Letters, a form of mediated interpersonal communication, provide readers and writers the opportunity to transcend space and time. Letters can also serve as a permanent record of communicated information. The present study compares themes of selected letters written by soldiers from two wars: World War II and Vietnam. Two research questions are posed: What are the themes expressed in soldiers` letters? Is there a difference in themes that relate to the particular war fought? This study analyzed 202 letters written by military personnel from both World War II and the Vietnam War. After content analysis of the 10 most prevalent themes, no significant differences were noted between the themes of either war.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/14567
Date: 2011-11-11

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
JYamonacoThesis11-11-2011.pdf 808.5Kb PDF View/Open

The following license files are associated with this item:

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search RIT DML


Advanced Search

Browse