Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Second Committee Member
Social sciences; Combat; Gender; Hegemonic; Masculinity; Roles; Women
This study utilizes discursive data to examine how the strategic use of narratives inform policies that shape women's participation in military service overall and more specific, the current controversy over exclusion of women from participation in combat roles within the U.S. military. Specifically, I examine popular military newspapers, blogs and the Department of Defense 2012 Report regarding policies and regulations of female service members. In this study, I provide a sociological analysis of current military-cultural narratives and the institutional narrative discussing women's participation in combat roles in order to provide evidence of the current threat to the military form of hegemonic masculinity.
Herford, James Scott, "Narrative Framing of U.S. Military Females in Combat: Inclusion Versus Resistance" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 746.