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Military Identity and the Transition into Civilian Life

“Lifers", Medically Discharged and Reservist Soldiers

  • Kevin M Wilson-Smith
  • Philip J Corr
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 1-17
  3. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 19-26
  4. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 27-41
  5. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 43-55
  6. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 57-66
  7. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 67-77
  8. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 79-98
  9. Kevin M Wilson-Smith, Philip J Corr
    Pages 99-102
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 103-121

About this book

Introduction

This book outlines the relationship between social identity theory and military to civilian transition, examining the mass movement of soldiers back into the civilian occupational world by considering literature specifically on role exit and in relation to the process of full-time military exit. The authors document a range of biographical and experientially-focussed case studies to highlight the range of transitions experienced by individuals leaving the armed forces. 

This book highlights the challenges faced by those transitioning between military and civilian roles through retirement, redundancy, medical discharge or in constant transition as a Reservist. It addresses themes of significant public interest in the light of the recent restructure of the UK full-time and reserve services and following the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Keywords

Armed Forces occupation retirement redundancy Military life prototypical behaviour Veterans Metrics Initiative type atomism re-socialisation "Lifers" Medical Discharge from military hysteresis effect Reservist Identity weekend-warrior soldier-warrior PTSD veterans occupational psychology Reserve 2020

Authors and affiliations

  • Kevin M Wilson-Smith
    • 1
  • Philip J Corr
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCity University LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12338-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12337-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12338-3
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