1st Edition

Relocation, Gender and Emotion
A Psycho-Social Perspective on the Experiences of Military Wives

ISBN 9781855757097
Published December 30, 2011 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book has two main aims: firstly, to provide a rare, detailed description of the use of a psychoanalytically informed, reflexive research method to achieve an in-depth understanding of social phenomena; and secondly, to throw some much needed light onto the complex, intrapsychic and interpersonal influences that impact upon "military wives" who accompany members of the British Armed Forces to postings overseas. These arguments are particularly relevant at a time when the military is over-stretched, given that unhappy wives can adversely affect the retention of servicemen. This is an important contribution to the on-going development of psycho-social studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Military life -- Change, loss, and relocation -- The influence of reactivated primitive psychological processes -- Using psychoanalytic thinking to enhance understanding -- Making psycho-social sense of emotional experiences -- Concluding remarks and policy implications -- Appendix

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