Not a Woman, but a Soldier: Exploring Identity through Translocational Positionality

  title={Not a Woman, but a Soldier: Exploring Identity through Translocational Positionality},
  author={Alesha E. Doan and Shannon Portillo},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Recent debate over integrating women into U.S. military combat units presents an opportunity to examine the gender identities and experiences of women in the military. Here, we examine the context-dependent prominence of intersecting identities including work role and gender ascribed to female soldiers in Special Operations. Using a mixed methods approach, based on 28 focus groups with 198 soldiers and a survey conducted with 1701 men and 214 women, we argue that female soldiers’ experiences… 
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