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PTSD and folk therapy : everyday practices of American masculinity in the combat zone / John Paul Wallis and Jay Mechling.

Author/creator Wallis, John Paul author.
Other author/creatorMechling, Jay, author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description165 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Portion of title Everyday practices of American masculinity in the combat zone
General note"Using war memoirs, war journalism, and the personal experiences of John Paul Wallis as a Marine with two tours of duty in Iraq, Wallis and Mechling analyze the folklore shared by male warriors in the combat zone to understand how the traditional everyday practices of these men in groups serve as a form of psychological first aid for relieving the symptoms associated with the stress of living, working, and fighting in the combat zone. The authors study how boys and men are socialized in American culture, the context for their examining the folk traditions, including pet-keeping, rough-and-tumble play fighting, video game play, masturbation, dark play, and deep play." -- Book depository.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (149-159) and index.
ISBN1793603898 (hbk.)
ISBN9781793603890 (hbk.)

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Joyner General Stacks RC552.P67 W35 2019 ✔ Available Place Hold