A Soldier and a Woman

A Soldier and a Woman

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The question of women's role in the military is extremely topical. A Woman and a Soldier covers the experiences of women in the military from the late mediaeval period to the present day. Written in two volumes this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of wars: The Thirty Years War, the French and Indian Wars in Northern America, the Anglo-Boer War, the First and Second World Wars, the Long March in China, and the Vietnam War. There are also thematic chapters, including studies of terrorism and contemporary military service. Taking a multidisciplinary approach: historical, anthropological, and cultural, the book shows the variety of arguments used to support or deny women's military service and the combat taboo. In the process the book challenges preconceived notions about women's integration in the military and builds a picture of the ideological and practical issues surrounding women soldiers.... such cohesion in a gender-integrated army required an institutional climate in which all soldiers were treated with dignity and respect, ... This chapter examines how the army has used its military justice system to deter sexual harassment and fraternization. ... as a criminal element whose misconduct did not reflect prevailing army values - many civilians saw things differently. ... This essay explores theanbsp;...

Title:A Soldier and a Woman
Author: Gerald J.De Groot, C Peniston-Bird
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-07-30

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