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Fighting for PeaceVeterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement$
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Lisa Leitz

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680450

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680450.001.0001

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Building a Family and Transforming Activists’ Emotions

Building a Family and Transforming Activists’ Emotions

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(p.123) 3 Building a Family and Transforming Activists’ Emotions
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Fighting for Peace
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Lisa Leitz

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680450.003.0004

The military peace movement organizations acted as a family, and this allowed activists to move beyond the negative emotions of powerlessness (fear, guilt, shame and unfocused anger) brought on by war and develop emotions of resistance (righteous anger, love, and group pride). This emotional transformation helped sustain the movement.

Keywords:   Social Movement/Activism, Peace/Anti-War, Iraq War, U.S. Military, Military veterans, Military families, Afghanistan War, Identity, Emotions, Organizations

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