Intersections of US Military Culture, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Health Care among Injured Male Service Members

  title={Intersections of US Military Culture, Hegemonic Masculinity, and Health Care among Injured Male Service Members},
  author={Alison M. Cogan and C. E. Haines and Maria D. Devore},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={468 - 482}
In this paper, we explore how socially constructed hegemonic masculinity permeates military culture, and how this cultural context intersects with the seeking and receiving of health care by active-duty US military service members with chronic mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) (n = 18). Data were collected through individual interviews and focus groups. Using Bourdieu’s theory of practice as an analytical framework, we identified four themes: maintenance of social capital, remaining in the… 

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