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dc.contributor.authorLunday, Erin B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:50:54Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:50:54Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-03en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05102010-133829en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77005
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the Army Community Covenant, a formal document intended to strengthen the official and unofficial relationships between U.S. Army posts in the United States with their surrounding civilian communities. Critical Discourse Analysis is applied to trace the genealogy of the verbal and visual constructs and semiotics of the document, from the rhetoric of George Washington that acculturated the Continental Army to the present day, and considering the perspectives of nationalism and familial relationships in the deliberate selection of key terminologies. This research concludes with the recognition of the documents' potential effects, both positive and negative, upon its intended participants and audience, and proposes extensions for further research in the areas of the U.S. Army and army families, as well as the perceptions of identity and struggles for representation that exist.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectArmy Family Covenanten_US
dc.subjectImagined Communityen_US
dc.subjectGenealogyen_US
dc.subjectCritical Discourseen_US
dc.subjectArmy Community Covenanten_US
dc.titleUncle Sam Wants You... to Support Your Local Army Community: Critical Discourse Analysis of the Army Community Covenant from a Genealogical Frameworken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNelson, Scott G.en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05102010-133829/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairThadhani, Rupa G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-05-10en_US
dc.date.rdate2016-10-07
dc.date.adate2010-05-25en_US


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