American Military Life in the 21st Century: Social, Cultural, and Economic Issues and Trends, 1st Edition

  • Eugenia L. Weiss
  • Carl Andrew Castro
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  • ISBN-10: 1440855196
  • ISBN-13: 9781440855191
  • DDC: 355.10973
  • 744 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This reference work provides detailed information on the issues U.S. service members face both stateside and during deployments overseas. Issues covered include relations with family; substance use; housing; educational and job training opportunities; post-traumatic stress disorder and other health issues; and experiences of women, sexual minorities, and ethnic/racial minorities in the armed services. This set also examines major issues related to military service for people close to the men and women who serve our country, such as spouses or partners, children, and parents grappling with such issues as single parenthood during deployment and bereavement at the loss of a loved one. Finally, this set is a valuable resource for people seeking a greater understanding of the issues that confront some military service members and veterans, from chronic health problems to economic vulnerability to suicide to incarceration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to American Military Life: Volumes I and II.
Military Culture and Diversity.
1: Overview of Military Culture.
2: Indoctrination and Assimilation Basic Training.
3: Women in the Military.
4: Racial and Ethnic Minority Service Members.
5: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Service Members.
6: Religious Diversity.
Military Leadership.
7: Leadership Theories.
8: The Impact of Leadership on Service Member Health.
9: Leading in Combat.
Deployment and Combat.
10: Preparation for Deployment and Life during Deployment.
11: Garrison Life of Army Soldiers.
12: Family Relationships during Deployment.
13: Humanitarian and Peacekeeping Deployments.
14: Combat Deployments.
15: Psychological Reactions to Killing.
Service Member Health and Well-Being.
16: Resilience Programs.
17: Moral Injury.
18: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Service Members and Veterans.
19: Evidence-Based Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
20: Traumatic Brain Injury.
21: Suicide.
22: Sexual Assault.
23: Substance Use.
24: The Intrepid Spirit Center.
25: Warrior Care Programs.
26: Financial Well-Being.