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PRESS RELEASE: April 9, 2002

Military Brats and Other Global Nomads:
Growing Up in Organization Families
by Morten G. Ender, Ph.D.

Greenwood Press:
Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers
Hardcover (April 2002)
ISBN: 0275972666
296 Pages
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Following World War II, American military, political, corporate, religious, and humanitarian efforts abroad expanded greatly. With families in tow, government officials, military service members, business executives, and missionary workers traveled and lived, in increasing numbers, outside of their home country. Other nations around the world followed as international travel and expatriate communities became normal rather than exceptional. Ender and his associates examine this legacy of the late 20th century and analyze the social, psychological, and historical imprints on the people who came of age in these service organization families both at home and broad.


Morten G. Ender is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Sonoma State University in California and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Maryland. His research interests are in military sociology and teaching sociology and his publications have appeared in Teaching Sociology, The American Sociologist, Death Studies, and Armed Forces and Society. For further information contact: or 845.938.5638.


Foreword by Mady Wechsler Segal

Introduction by Morten G. Ender

The Effects of Deployment on Traditional and Nontraditional Military Families: Navy Mothers and Their Children
Michelle L. Kelley

The Military Teenager in Europe: Perspectives for Health Care Providers
Mary P. Tyler

Behavior of Civilian and Military High School Students in Movie Theaters
Phoebe Evelyn Price

Vietnamese Amerasians: In Search for Identity in Their Fathers' Land
Robert S. McKelvey

Military Brats: Issues and Associations in Adulthood
Karen Cachevki Williams and LisaMarie Liebenow Mariglia

Beyond Adolescence: The Experiences of Adult Children of Military Parents
Morten G. Ender

Attachment Theory: A View into the Global Nomad Experience
Barbara F. Schaetti

Internationally Mobile Children in Children's Fictional Literature: Legitimate Reflection or Reflecting Legitimation?
Annika Hylmö

Children's International Relocation and the Developmental Process
Richard Pearce

Gender Differences in Cultural Acceptance and Career Orientation among Internationally Mobile and Noninternationally Mobile Adolescents
Michael E. Gerner and Fred L. Perry, Jr.

Other Expatriate Adolescents: A Postmodern Approach to Understanding Expatriate Adolescents Among Non-U.S. Children
Annika Hylmö

Identity Formation and the Adult Third Culture Kid
Kathleen A. Finn Jordan

Educational and Occupational Choices of American Adult Third Culture Kids
Ann Baker Cottrell


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