Citizen, Soldier, or Citizen-Soldier? Negotiating Identity in the US National Guard

@article{Vest2013CitizenSO,
  title={Citizen, Soldier, or Citizen-Soldier? Negotiating Identity in the US National Guard},
  author={B. Vest},
  journal={Armed Forces & Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={602 - 627}
}
  • B. Vest
  • Published 2013
  • Engineering
  • Armed Forces & Society
  • This study examines the construction of US Army National Guard members’ dual identities as soldiers and civilians and posits processes, including behavioral practice, spatial displacement, and narrativity, which soldiers use to reconcile these potentially contradictory identities to develop an understanding of themselves as “citizen-soldiers.” Ethnographic evidence gathered from in-depth interviews suggests that for National Guard members who have never experienced deployment, the two… CONTINUE READING
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