Feminism on the Frontline: A Critical Praxis of Remembering Differently Women Veterans' War Efforts in Post-9/11 U.S. America

TitleFeminism on the Frontline: A Critical Praxis of Remembering Differently Women Veterans' War Efforts in Post-9/11 U.S. America
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRoy, Heather A.
UniversityUniversity of Iowa
CityIowa City, IA
Abstract

This disseration analyzes the implications of public memories used to encourage the forgetting of women veterans' war efforts and offer up a critical praxis of remembering differently in order to challenge normative memorial practices. The text argues that prevailing war memorialization of women bolsters nationalistic and patriarchal ideologies by framing female veterans as only being trailblazing patriots who have broken the glass ceiling, while downplaying servicewomen's lived experiences with PTSD, sexual assault, sexism, and job discrimination in the military. TheĀ purpose is to examine the rhetorical functions, opportunities, and constraints of remembering differently, in particular, for female veterans who are actively articulating patriotic and dissenting commemorative discourses. [Iowa Research Online]

URLhttp://10.17077/etd.c72xb9kr
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