Military & Society: Connections & Opinion-shapers
Eitelberg, Mark J.
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This presentation was prepared to generate class discussion on the various ways in which the military and society are connected. These particular connections may appear at first to be superficial, but they are an important element in bringing the military and society closer together, building public confidence in the military, and creating bonds that legitimize the military and promote population participation in the All-Volunteer Force. Selected areas of connection covered here include fashion and trends, movies, tributes, "militainment," the arts, toys, advertising, television, public programs, community relations, the military-industrial complex, the space program, and people we know. The presentation concludes with a discussion of opposing constructs of the military's place in society: the "worlds apart" view and the view that the military and society are integrated and inseparable. Another view has become the focus of considerable attention in recent years: connected but drifting apart. The presentation is for educational purposes only. It should not be used commercially. The views, opinions, and findings presented here do not necessarily reflect those of any government department or agency.
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