Nuestras Voces: Plíticas With Latinas and Native American Female Veterans From Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom on Alternative Healing Methods in Post-Deployment

dc.contributor.advisorSaldaña, Lilliana P.
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez, Adelmira N.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLara, Gilberto
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSánchez, Patricia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMendoza, Sylvia
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0009-0004-9607-7500
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-12T19:51:35Z
dc.date.available2024-02-12T19:51:35Z
dc.date.issued2023
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dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explores Chicana/Latinas and Native American women who deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) or Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). This study focuses on Indigenous alternative healing methods and utilized by Indigenous people to heal the body, mind, and soul. The female veterans in this study are survivors' no longer victims. They survived sexual hostility, rape, sexual harassment, and loss of extremities due to combat exposure. As a Curandera Researcher, Chicana feminist, and combat Army veteran from the Iraq war, I focused on the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and military sexual trauma (MST), particularly during the Covid-19 global pandemic when, veterans lacked medical health guidance and the rate of suicide increased. It is estimated 17.2 veterans are committing suicide daily (DVA. 2021). The research provides an insight on alternative healing methods that Chicana/Latinas and Native American female veterans utilized to self-heal and find their way home from war. Anzaldua's theory of the seven stages of conocimiento were essential in this research to analyze the women's healing journeys.
dc.description.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
dc.format.extent142 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9798379578282
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/5139
dc.languageen
dc.subjectMilitary sexual trauma
dc.subjectPost-traumatic stress disorder
dc.subjectSusto
dc.subjectCuranderismo
dc.subjectAnzalduan theory
dc.subjectChicana feminism
dc.subject.classificationEducation
dc.subject.classificationMental health
dc.subject.classificationWomen's studies
dc.subject.classificationMilitary studies
dc.titleNuestras Voces: Plíticas With Latinas and Native American Female Veterans From Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom on Alternative Healing Methods in Post-Deployment
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thesis.degree.departmentBicultural-Bilingual Studies
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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