Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars (Paperback)

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Description


Since the American Revolution, African American women have served in every U.S. military conflict. Despite this dedicated service to their country, very little empirical research has been published regarding African American servicewomen, including those who have served in the Gulf Wars. Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, military promotions/career advancement, and serving in combat zones. Their stories illuminate the types of professional, sociological, and interpersonal experiences black servicewomen have encountered during their time in the Gulf Wars. To learn more about Marching as to War, check out Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas' blog post at http: //rhetoricraceandreligion.blogspot.com/2014/05/stories-that-must-be-told-sharing.html.

About the Author


Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, PhD, is assistant professor of communication and the faculty coordinator of the African American Male Initiative Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. A retired U.S. Air Force Major, her past military duties include serving as a speechwriter for senior DOD military and civilian officials on EEO/EO related issues and operating as the director of the Joint Task Force Information Bureau, Haitian Refuge Humanitarian Rescue Effort, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. She also served in Operation Desert Storm and was deployed to Central Air Forces, Forward, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, as the director of Public Affairs/Protocol.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780761863434
ISBN-10: 0761863435
Publisher: University Press of America
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2014
Pages: 138
Language: English