Harry Potter House Eds rebus 30th anniversary granchester likeyoulove paypal
Search our site
A Time of Love and Tartan by Alexander McCall Smith Read the opening extract of the brand new Alexander McCall Smith book before its publication on 03/08/2017

Wives and Warriors Women and the Military in the United States and Canada by Laurie L. Weinstein, Christie White, Cynthia Enloe

Wives and Warriors Women and the Military in the United States and Canada

, ,

RRP £102.00


Wives and Warriors Women and the Military in the United States and Canada by Laurie L. Weinstein, Christie White, Cynthia Enloe

This book is about the women who serve the military as wives and those who serve as soldiers, sailors, and flyers. Comparing wives and warriors in the U.S. and Canada, it examines how the military in both countries constructs gender to exclude women from being respected as equals to men. Written by a wide range of scholars and military personnel, the book covers such contemporary issues as the opening of military academies to women, the opening of combat posts to women, the experience of being a wife in the two-person career of an officer-husband, sexual harassment, turnover of women in the armed services, and U.S. and Canadian policies allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the military. Part of an emerging feminist scholarship in military studies, this work also explores how gender has been constructed to maintain the status quo and women's narrowly defined roles as the dependent helpmates of men.

About the Author

LAURIE WEINSTEIN is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Connecticut State University. She is codirector of Western's Women's Studies Program. As a former Navy wife, Dr. Weinstein has published numerous articles on military wives, but she is best known for her works on Native Americans, including The Wampanoag (1989) and Enduring Traditions: The Native Peoples of New England (Bergin & Garvey, 1994). CHRISTIE WHITE is pursuing a Ph.D. at Northeastern University. Her interests include gender and minority studies, labor issues, and deviance and social control.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

30th April 1997


Laurie L. Weinstein, Christie White, Cynthia Enloe

More books by Laurie L. Weinstein, Christie White, Cynthia Enloe
Author 'Like for Like'


Greenwood Press an imprint of ABC-CLIO


272 pages


Military life & institutions

Social discrimination & inequality



For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

It is a website dedicated to those who adore reading It really is a one stop shop for book lovers. Love it!

Edel Waugh

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta