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The Resource Beyond the band of brothers : the US military and the myth that women can't fight, Megan Mackenzie

Beyond the band of brothers : the US military and the myth that women can't fight, Megan Mackenzie

Label
Beyond the band of brothers : the US military and the myth that women can't fight
Title
Beyond the band of brothers
Title remainder
the US military and the myth that women can't fight
Statement of responsibility
Megan Mackenzie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Women can't fight. This assumption lies at the heart of the combat exclusion, a policy that was fiercely defended as essential to national security, despite evidence that women have been contributing to hostile operations now and throughout history. This book examines the role of women in the US military and the key arguments used to justify the combat exclusion, in the light of the decision to reverse the policy in 2013. The author considers the historic role of the combat exclusion in shaping American military identity and debunks claims that the recent policy change signals a new era for women in the military. Placing the policy in the broader context, the author shows how women's exclusion from combat reaffirms male supremacy in the military and sustains a key military myth, that of the band of brothers. She traces the myth from Freud to HBO in her critical analysis and history of the role of women in combat
Cataloging source
MUS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacKenzie, Megan H.
Dewey number
355.00820973
Index
index present
LC call number
UB418.W65
LC item number
M33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in combat
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Military policy
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
Label
Beyond the band of brothers : the US military and the myth that women can't fight, Megan Mackenzie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Myths, men, and policy making -- The combat exclusion is a story we tell ourselves ... about men -- The disintegration of the combat exclusion in Iraq and Afghanistan -- It just doesn't feel right: emotion and the combat exclusion policy -- Faster, stronger, more male : women and the failure of physical standards -- Sex, cohesion, and national security -- Using online debates to map public reaction to the combat exclusion
Control code
914235926
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107049765
Lccn
2015473105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914235926
Label
Beyond the band of brothers : the US military and the myth that women can't fight, Megan Mackenzie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Myths, men, and policy making -- The combat exclusion is a story we tell ourselves ... about men -- The disintegration of the combat exclusion in Iraq and Afghanistan -- It just doesn't feel right: emotion and the combat exclusion policy -- Faster, stronger, more male : women and the failure of physical standards -- Sex, cohesion, and national security -- Using online debates to map public reaction to the combat exclusion
Control code
914235926
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781107049765
Lccn
2015473105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914235926

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