Military Families and War in the 21st Century : Comparative perspectives.
By: Moelker, Rene.
Contributor(s): Andres, Manon | Bowen, Gary | Manigart, Philippe.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cass Military Studies: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (371 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781135951986.Subject(s): Universities and colleges - Employees - United States - Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Military Families and War in the 21st Century : Comparative perspectivesDDC classification: 616.89156 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of contributors -- PART I Military organizations and families in transition -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Transitions in the military and the family as greedy institutions: Original concept and current applicability -- 3 Organizational culture and military families: The case of combat officers in the Israeli Defense Forces -- 4 Dual-military families: Confronting a stubborn military institution -- 5 Profession and the military family in the Argentine Armed Forces: Generational differences and socio-cultural changes -- PART II Military families under stress -- 6 The emotional cycle of deployment -- 7 The British military family: The experiences of British Army wives before, during, and after deployment, their satisfaction with military life, and their use of support networks -- 8 The well-being of military families: Coping with the stressors of military life among spouses of Canadian Armed Forces members -- 9 Reintegration, reconciliation, and relationship quality -- 10 Stress, wounds, injuries, and meaning: The effects of combat-related PTSD on intimate relationships and partners -- 11 Children and deployment: A cross-country comparison -- PART III National social-psychological family support -- 12 Missions alike and unlike: Military family support in war and peace -- 13 Community capacity and the psychological well-being of married U.S. Air Force members -- 14 The influence of the primary social environment on members of the Slovenian Armed Forces -- 15 How do military families cope with multiple deployments abroad of loved ones? The case of Belgium -- 16 The invisible families of Portuguese soldiers: From colonial wars to contemporary missions -- 17 Family support systems in the Turkish military.
18 "Down under": Support for military families from an Australian perspective -- 19 Family support and the Japan Self-Defense Forces: Challenges and developing new programs -- 20 Epilogue -- Name index -- Subject index.
This book focuses on the key issues that affect military families when soldiers are deployed overseas, focusing on the support given to military personnel and families before, during and after missions. Today's postmodern armies are expected to provide social-psychological support both to their personnel in military operations abroad and to their families at home. Since the end of the Cold War and even more so after 9/11, separations between military personnel and their families have become more frequent as there has been a multitude of missions carried out by multinational task forces all over the world. The book focuses on three central questions affecting military families. First, how do changing missions and tasks of the military affect soldiers and families? Second, what is the effect of deployments on the ones left behind? Third, what is the national structure of family support systems and its evolution? The book employs a multidisciplinary approach, with contributions from psychology, sociology, history, anthropology and others. In addition, it covers all the services, Army, Navy/Marines, Air Force, spanning a wide range of countries, including UK, USA, Belgium, Turkey, Australia and Japan. At the same time it takes a multitude of perspectives such as the theoretical, empirical, reflective, life events (narrative) approach, national and the global, and uses approaches from different disciplines and perspectives, combining them to produce a volume that enhances our knowledge and understanding of military families. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, sociology, war and conflict studies and IR/political science in general.
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