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dc.contributorTexas Christian Universityen
dc.contributor.authorNobles, Heidien
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.temporal21st centuryen
dc.coverage.temporal2006-2015en
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T03:30:23Zen
dc.date.available2016-09-13T03:30:23Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11en
dc.identifierNobles_Models_of_the_PostRacial_World.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72935en
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. military has long been claimed as a model for racial integration, having been integrated by executive order before the general population; significantly, too, the military is constantly shuffling but organized by service branch and rank, and so installation neighborhoods are more prone to organized diversity than their civilian counterparts, which tend toward homogeneity based on race and class. For the estimated two million children growing up in this system, such experiences of diversity provoke worthwhile questions of what influence those military children will have upon leaving the military system for the civilian world. Many have speculated that military children are more comfortable with constructive racial integration than their civilian peers; as third culture kids, they have been referred to as prototypes for the future due to their blended identities and global backgrounds. Yet as sociologist Dr. Morton Ender noted back in 2006, no one has yet done a study specifically looking at race among military kids; as of 2015, as far as I can tell, this claim remains true. In this paper, I look at the content and quality of what now-adult military kids say about race to explore the constructive elements of their rhetoric about race in and after the system, as well as to consider the unique challenges and anxieties involved in living out racial experiences in unusual and shifting environments.en
dc.format.extent11 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.ispartofRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Societyen
dc.relation.urihttp://veteransinsociety.wordpress.com/en
dc.relation.urihttp://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMilitary childrenen
dc.subjectThird culture kidsen
dc.subjectRacial conflicten
dc.subjectRacial integrationen
dc.subjectDialogueen
dc.subjectNostalgiaen
dc.subjectViSen
dc.subjectVeterans in Societyen
dc.subjectRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Societyen
dc.titleModels of the Post-Racial World? Rhetorics of Race among U.S. Military Bratsen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
dc.rights.holderNobles, Heidien
dc.description.notesPresented at Race and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society, which took place in Roanoke, VA from November 12-14, 2015.en
dc.description.notesConference hosted by the Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, Department of English http://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/en
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