This study focuses on men in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their experiences in service and reintegrating after combat. It also explores whether there is a stigma against these men made by the general public. The authors determined that in general, while the stereotypes of military personnel might be negative, the overall views of service were positive. Future research should address this paradox, as well as determine if there are factors of race and gender involved.
MacLean, A., & Kleykamp, M. (2014). Coming home: Attitudes toward U.S. veterans returning from Iraq. Social Problems, 61(1), 131-154.
Inequality and Stratification | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Psychology
Military service, Social inequality, Stigma, Symbolic capital, Veterans
Soldiers; Equality; Stigma (Social Psychology); Veterans
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Coming Home: Attitudes Toward U.S. Veterans Returning From Iraq"" (2014). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 383.
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