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Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Program

Sociology

Publication Date

8-4-2017

Book Title

Inclusion in the American Military: A Force for Diversity

Publisher

Lexington Books

Editor

David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender, Michael Matthews

City

Lanham, MD

First Page

57

Last Page

82

Abstract

The military has been recognized as one of the most crucial institutions in setting the parameters of national citizenship, and in helping facilitate the expansion of these boundaries to include racial minorities. Historically, it is during periods of war and strong external threat that notions of shared American identity become most salient. It is also during these periods that racial minorities can demonstrate their patriotism through military service, and thus make a claim for the full benefits of social membership.

ISBN

9781498528603

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All rights reserved.

Fighting to Belong: Asian American Military Service and American Citizenship

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