Rethinking Reintegration and Veteran Identity: A New Consciousness

Jeni Hunniecutt

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This book analyzes and discusses the U.S. Military Veteran identity. Throughout seven chapters spanning narrative, literature, theory and analysis, the book combines the author’s own personal story of joining, serving in, and separating from the U.S. military with corresponding research about military transitions, reintegration, Veteran suicides, and psychosocial adjustment challenges. The purpose of the book is to help readers understand Veteran identity in a way that centers the social implications of belonging to and serving in the military institution. In the final chapters of the book, existing theories and models related to military transitions are dissected before a new Model of Veteran Identity Hierarchy as well as a reconceptualization of Veteran identity are presented.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages230
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-93754-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-93753-9, 978-3-030-93756-0
StatePublished - 2022


  • Veteran
  • veterans
  • military
  • reintegration
  • identity
  • Military training
  • suicide
  • communication
  • theory
  • autoethnography
  • autoethnographic writing
  • performance writing
  • Autoethnography
  • Liminality
  • Military Reintregration
  • Reintregration
  • Veteran Identity
  • Identity
  • Military

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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