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Title The civilian lives of U.S. veterans : issues and identities / Louis Hicks, Eugenia L. Weiss, and Jose E. Coll, editors ; foreword by Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]


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 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  362.86 CIVILIAN  V.1    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  362.86 CIVILIAN  V.2    Check Shelf
Description 2 volumes ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Vol. 1. Introduction to veterans' studies / Louis Hicks, Eugenia L. Weiss, Jose E. Coll -- Characteristics of veterans and nonveterans within 20th-century cohorts in the United States / Janet M. Wilmoth, Andrew S. London -- The transition from active duty / Daniel Kester, Maureen P. Phillips -- TAPped out : a study of the Department of Defense's transition assistance program / Colleen M. Heflin, Leslie B. Hodges, Andrew S. London -- The VA and the grass roots / Colin D. Moore -- The job training of veterans / Bruce D. McDonald III, Myung H. Jin, Susan Camilleri, Vincent Reitano -- Veterans in higher education / Michael A. Grandillo, John W.M. Magee -- Veteran employment in the 21st century / Hazel R. Atuel, Mary Keeling, Sara M. Kintzle, Anthony M. Hassan, Carl A. Castro -- Veterans and civic engagement / Fred P. Stone -- Veterans as entrepreneurs / Elizabeth A. Osborn, Louis Hicks -- Veterans as private security contractors / Alison Hawks -- The preferential hiring of military veterans in the United States / Tim Johnson -- The retirement patterns and socioeconomic status of aging veterans, 1995-2014 / Christopher R. Tamborini, Patrick Purcell, Anya Olsen -- Military expatriates : U.S. veterans living abroad / Yvonne McNulty, Kelly L. Fisher, Louis Hicks, Tim Kane -- Veterans' families / Jasmine Strode-Elfant, Paul Hemez, Lucky Tedrow, Jay Teachman.
Vol. 2. Veterans' health / Lisa Leitz -- The mental health of veterans / Kristi L. Mueller, Jeffrey S. Yarvis -- The roles of veteran peers in mental health recovery during transition from military to civilian life / Elisa V. Borah, Stacey Stevens Manser -- Veterans as the media portray them / Gregory Gross, Eugenia L. Weiss -- Veterans in the criminal justice system / Evan R. Seamone, David L. Albright -- Veterans and their firearms / Daniel Burland -- Suicide among veterans / Wilbur J. Scott -- Women as veterans / Molly Clever, Kelly L. Fisher -- What do we know about veteran status differences in social attitudes? / Andrew S. London, Janet M. Wilmoth, Cassie Dutton -- Religion and spirituality in the veteran life course / Michelle Sandhoff -- Immigrants as veterans / Gina Jackson, Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss -- Military and wartime experiences of racial and ethnic minority veterans / Nikki R. Wooten, Shanada R. Adams, Carleigh A. Davis -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender veterans / Kristen Kavanaugh -- Housing veterans : homelessness and mortgages / Amy Kate Bailey, Christopher D. Poulos, Kylee M. Joosten -- Veterans' expeditions : tapping the great outdoors / Demond Mullins.
Summary "In this book, 50 experts study the lives of U.S. veterans at work, at home, and in American society as they navigate issues regarding health, gender, public service, substance abuse, and homelessness. The aftermath of modern war includes a population of veterans whose needs last for many decades--far longer than the war itself. This in-depth study looks at life after the military, considering the dual conundrum of a population benefiting from the perks of their duty, yet continuing to deal with trauma resulting from their service, and of former servicemen and servicewomen trying to fit into civilian life--in a system designed to keep them separate. Through two comprehensive volumes, essays shed light on more than 30 topics involving or affecting former servicemen and servicewomen, offering a blueprint for the formal study of U.S. veterans in the future. Contributions from dozens of experts in the field of military science cover such issues as unemployment, homelessness, disability, access to higher education, health, media portrayal, criminal justice, substance abuse, guns, suicide, and politics. Through information gleaned from surveys, interviews, participant observations, secondary analyses, and content analyses, the chapters reveal how veterans are able to successfully contribute to civilian life and show how the American workforce can benefit from their unique set of skills."--Publisher's description.
Subject Veterans -- United States.
Veterans -- United States -- Social conditions.
Veterans -- Employment -- United States.
Veterans. (OCoLC)fst01165710
Veterans -- Employment. (OCoLC)fst01165731
Veterans -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01165802
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Hicks, Louis, editor.
Weiss, Eugenia L., editor.
Coll, Jose E., editor.
McDonald, Robert A., 1953- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Online version: Hicks, Louis. Civilian lives of U.S. veterans. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017] 9781440842795 (DLC) 2016018573
ISBN 9781440842788 (set ; alkaline paper)
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9781440846809 (volume 1 ; alkaline paper)
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9781440846816 (volume 2 ; alkaline paper)
1440846812 (volume 2 ; alkaline paper)
9781440842795 (set ; e-book)
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