American Soldiers in Iraq: McSoldiers or Innovative Professionals?

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Mai 2009



Offers a sociological snapshot of American soldiers in Iraq, analyzing their collective narratives in relation to the military sociology tradition. This book provides the reader with both a generalized and a deep view into a major social institution in American society and its relative constituents - 'the military and soldiers' - during a war.


1. Introduction: American Soldiers 2. Creeping Banality: The Boredom Factor and American Soldiers 3. Troop Morale: The Social Psychology of American Soldiers 4. Fusion and Fissure: American Soldier Attitudes toward Social Issues 5. Over There: American Soldier Attitudes toward Foreign Issues 6. McSoldiers: Human Tools or Innovative Professionals? 7. Real G.I. Janes: American Female Soldiers in War 8. Baghdad Calling: Soldier Communications with the Home and Other Fronts 9. Turning Point: Iraq as a Change Agent for Soldiers 10. Death in the Ranks: Class War or Equal Opportunity? 11. Conclusion: Soldiers, Minds, and American Society


Morten G. Ender is Professor of Sociology at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. His research on military sociology has appeared in the Journal of Adolescence, Military Psychology, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, and Armed Forces & Society.
EAN: 9780415777889
ISBN: 0415777887
Untertitel: 'Cass Military Studies'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2009
Seitenanzahl: 199 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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