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Table of contents (7 chapters)
About this book
This book analyzes and discusses the U.S. Military Veteran identity. Throughout seven chapters spanning narrative, literature, theory and analysis, the book combines the author’s own personal story of joining, serving in, and separating from the U.S. military with corresponding research about military transitions, reintegration, Veteran suicides, and psychosocial adjustment challenges. The purpose of the book is to help readers understand Veteran identity in a way that centers the social implications of belonging to and serving in the military institution. In the final chapters of the book, existing theories and models related to military transitions are dissected before a new Model of Veteran Identity Hierarchy as well as a reconceptualization of Veteran identity are presented.
- Veteran Identity
- Military Reintregration
-Aaron T. Anderson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
For anyone who has ever used the term "veteran", I urge you to read Jeni's story. It is a raw, honest look at the struggles that come with trying to find one's identity before, after, and during military service. It's also a glimmer hope that through research, communication, and deconstructing our preconceived notions that maybe we can better understand what each warrior carries in their rucksack of life. In return we may just save more warriors from taking their lives.
-Abbie Holland Schmit, Iraq War Veteran
In this book, Dr. Hunniecutt considers a new way to conceptualize the archetype of a military “Veteran” as an identity, product, and process. She vulnerably walks the reader through her own journey before enlistment and then guides an investigation of her own destructive “non-deployment emotions” after her service. She then deftly identifies the invisible apex of “Veteran” identity and the resulting identity conflict and distress that occurs for all people who have made it out of the military alive.
-Jacob N. Hyde, Iraq War Veteran, Clinical Psychologist
Authors and Affiliations
Ronin Institute, Montclair, USA
Jeni Ruth Hunniecutt
About the author
Book Title: Rethinking Reintegration and Veteran Identity
Book Subtitle: A New Consciousness
Authors: Jeni Ruth Hunniecutt
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-93753-9Published: 08 February 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-93756-0Published: 09 February 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-93754-6Published: 07 February 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 213
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations