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Woman, warrior: the story of Linda Bray and an analysis of female war veterans in the American media.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ingrid J. Ruffin (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Karen Kilcup

Abstract: ?Woman, Warrior: The Story of Linda Bray and an Analysis of Female War Veterans in the American Media? discusses the media‘s portrayal of former Army Captain Linda Bray, the first woman to lead American troops into combat in the Panamanian invasion of 1989, and how her leadership reignited the question of women‘s roles on and off the battlefield. Central to my argument concerning the media‘s representation of American women war veterans is the media‘s reception and interpretation of Bray‘s participation in combat action. In the conclusion, I also briefly address the representation of former Army Private Jessica Lynch during the Iraq Campaign in March 2003.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
America, Combat, Media, Military, Veterans, Women
Subjects
United States $x Armed Forces $x Women $x Public opinion.
Women and the military $z United States $x Public opinion.
Panama $x History $y American Invasion, 1989.
Iraq War, 2003 $x Mass media and the war.