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Warrior narratives: Vietnam veterans recounting their life experience before, during, and after the war through in-depth phenomenological interviewing
Many Vietnam veterans are currently suffering from PTSD. The vast literature on PTSD is grounded in the positivistic paradigm. Treatment approaches in the field of traumatology that are positivistic face significant limitations, including difficulty bearing witness to the survivor, forming a collaborative relationship, and crafting a coherent and meaningful survivor narrative. This author plans to listen to the stories of Vietnam combat veterans within the context of postmodern theory. Based on the theoretical frameworks of narrative and social constructionism, this author will conduct in-depth interviews with Vietnam veterans which will then be transcribed, crafted into narratives, and analyzed for thematic connections, similarities and other elements of narrative analysis. The author seeks to understand trauma in the context of the veteran's life narrative as constructed in interviews.
Hocott, Gregory Scott, "Warrior narratives: Vietnam veterans recounting their life experience before, during, and after the war through in-depth phenomenological interviewing" (1997). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI9809347.