• 352 pages
  • 6 x 9
  • 10 tables, 3 figs., 36 halftones
  • Price: $34.95
  • EAN: 9781566394567
  • Publication: Sep 1996
  • Price: $83.50
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  • Publication: Sep 1996
  • Price: $34.95
  • EAN: 9781439901472
  • Publication: Sep 1996

It's Our Military, Too!

Women and the U.S Military

Edited by Judith Hicks Stiehm

In the last twenty-five years the U.S. military has seen the abolition of women's separate corps, the appointment of women generals, and an unprecedented increase in the ratio of women to men. Also, women are now permitted to serve on combat planes and ships. Despite these developments, most civilians know very little about women in the military.

This collection includes unusual accounts by women on active duty, retired officers, women who have worked for the armed forces in a civilian capacity, and civilian academics. The book offers insights on a variety of pressing issues including minority women, lesbians, combat, the role of gender in weapons design, and the changing mission of the military.

Through personal accounts and commentaries, this book dispels many of the myths about women and the military and explores the reasons for the persistence of misconceptions in the face of increased female participation. This comprehensive effort will be of interest to anyone who wants to know the truth about women in the armed forces and will be a wake-up call to women who feel that the military is irrelevant to them.


Read a review on H-Net, April 1999.

About the Author(s)

Judith Hicks Stiehm is visiting professor, Peacekeeping Institute, U.S. Army War College, and professor of political science, Florida International University.

In the Series

Women in the Political Economy

No longer active. Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.