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Beyond post-traumatic stress : homefront struggles with the wars on terror

Author: Sarah J Hautzinger; Jean Scandlyn
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press Inc., [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When soldiers at Fort Carson were charged with a series of 14 murders, PTSD and other "invisible wounds of war" were thrown into the national spotlight. With these events as their starting point, Jean Scandlyn and Sarah Hautzinger argue for a new approach to combat stress and trauma, seeing them not just as individual medical pathologies but as fundamentally collective cultural phenomena. Their deep ethnographic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah J Hautzinger; Jean Scandlyn
ISBN: 9781611323658 1611323657 9781611323665 1611323665
OCLC Number: 852222335
Description: 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Sharing war: a view from home --
Part I. Soldiers coming home : PTSD = pulling the stigma down --
"It's just a job" --
Lethal warriors at home --
Decentering PTSD: a war outgrows a diagnosis --
Part II. war's labyrinth at home : Codeswitching and sticky switches: navigating absence and presence --
"Under the chain of command": spouses' volunteer work --
Waiting to serve --
Part III. Dialog : "Best hometown in the army" --
"Clueless civilians" and others --
"Closing the gaps": seeking military-civilian dialog --
Conclusion : War and collective reckoning.
Responsibility: Sarah Hautzinger and Jean Scandlyn.

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Argues for a new approach to combat stress and trauma that sees these "invisible wounds of war" not just as individual medical pathologies but as social phenomena demanding a collective  Read more...

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"This is such a valuable book. Scandlyn and Hautzinger show us why the US military at first denied PTSD's almost epidemic proportions and then embraced it to the exclusion of other post-war health Read more...

 
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