Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

12-2007

Publisher

National Communication Association

Source Publication

Communication Currents

Abstract

She plays a familiar character in our nation's war stories and she has a warm place in our nation's heart. She is the patriotic mother, a cultural symbol of bravery and sacrifice, stoicism and silence. Her image may reflect our historical understanding of the mothers of combat soldiers, but the story the national press tells about the mothers of U.S. soldiers in the Iraq War does not quite match these cultural expectations.

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Accepted version. Communication Currents, Vol. 2, No. 6 (December 2007). Permalink. © National Communication Association 2007. Used with permission.

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