Soldiers' Perceptions and Expectations of Converting Military Capital – The Cases of Israeli and British Militaries

Kachtan, Dana, G and Binks, Eve (2020) Soldiers' Perceptions and Expectations of Converting Military Capital – The Cases of Israeli and British Militaries. Sociological Inquiry. ISSN 1475-682X (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Research regarding the ability to convert military resources into valuable social resources (convertibility) focused on the macro level. These researches examined the influence of various mechanisms on the ability to convert military service into objective rewards in the civilian sphere and labour market. The aim of this research is to focus on a neglected part in the research of convertibility: the micro-level analysis that emphasises the subjective dimension. We argue that soldiers are motivated by, evaluate and perceive their military service through the capitals they acquire during military service which they expect, or not, to convert into the civilian sphere and labour market. The article presents a comparative analysis of veterans from the Israeli and British militaries, based on interviews with soldiers who served in both combat and non-combat roles.

Item Type: Article
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Eve Binks
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 10:17
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 10:17
URI: https://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/3162

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