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Homefront: A Military City and the American Twentieth Century

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A look at Fayetteville, North Carolina, home to Fort Bragg, that poses the question,'Are we all military dependents?'

Fayetteville has earned the nicknames of Fatalville and Fayettenam. Unusual and not-sounusual features of the town include gross income inequalities, an extraordinarily high incidence of venereal disease, miles and miles of strip malls, and a history of raci
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published November 18th 2002 by Beacon Press (first published 2001)
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Jane
This is some of the best ethnographic research around. It is the ethnography of a town - a military town in the US. As such it is very difficult to conceptualize such a huge, complex task, but Lutz, who is one of the most interesting anthropologists working today manages it excellently.
It is also a wonderful read, well written, even for the non-anthropologist. And she never forgets, as Gill (School of the Americas) does, that people believe in what they do and do their best in the circumstances
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Emily
Sometimes dry and tedious, and a little bit of a stretch for anyone who actually did grow up being a dependent in a military town, but still a decent read and informative.
Jen
An engaging and moving history of American militarism on home soil. As moving as it is disturbing.
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