Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Veteran Activism after War

Fight to Live, Live to Fight: Veteran Activism after War

by Benjamin Schrader

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Overview

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

While veterans are often cast as a “problem” for society, Fight to Live, Live to Fight challenges this view by focusing on the progressive, positive, and productive activism that veterans engage in. Benjamin Schrader weaves his own experiences as a former member of the American military and then as a member of the activist community with the stories of other veteran activists he has encountered across the United States. An accessible blend of political theory, international relations, and American politics, this book critically examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 military veterans who have turned to activism after having exited the military. Veterans are involved in a wide array of activism, including but not limited to antiwar, economic justice, sexual violence prevention, immigration issues, and veteran healing through art. This is an accessible, captivating, and engaging work that may be read and appreciated not just by scholars, but also students and the wider public.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438475202
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/14/2019
Series: SUNY series in New Political Science
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 587 KB

About the Author

Benjamin Schrader is Visiting Professor for Central European University and Bard College’s joint Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City.

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