Transition to Adulthood During Military Service
The Israeli Case
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This is a developmental study of men in mandatory military service based on indepth interviews of young soldiers who had recently completed their service in Israel. The book deals with the central issues of transition to adulthood and the psychological effects of military service in the context of the previous research and theory concerning these subjects.
Amia Lieblich is Professor of Psychology and Dean of Students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
"It speaks the language of psychology without jargon. I especially like the way she weaves together personality and social structure, illuminating so many aspects of Israeli society. Furthermore, the age group that Lieblich studies represents the future generation in all countries. Growth and development may look the same in various societies, but the shadings, nuances, and the meaning of adolescence will vary from culture to culture. This book deals with that issue effectively. " — Anne R. Bloom, Graduate Center, City University of New York
"The soldiers' stories are fascinating and most illuminating for the theories. " — Ruth Linn, University of Haifa