Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The subculture of the U.S. Army during World War II and its impact on the construction of an airbase on Umnak Island, Alaska
by Roe, Christopher H., M.A., University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012, 173; 1521293
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis examines how the subculture of a military organization can influence the construction of a new facility. During World War II, the U.S. Army had an upper class of commissioned officers who had access to many resources and a lower class of enlisted personnel who had limited resources. The U.S. Army also segregated African American and female soldiers, each group being restricted in unit assignment, work done, and separation from other white or male soldiers. This thesis analyzed maps of the airbase, Fort Glenn, as it was constructed on Umnak Island in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. The analysis demonstrated that the Army's hierarchy and segregation were reflected in the manner in which the Army constructed and located separate buildings for use by officer, enlisted, and female personnel.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Veltre, Douglas W.
Commitee: Hanson, Diane K., White, Paul J., Workman, William B.
School: University of Alaska Anchorage
Department: Anthropology
School Location: United States -- Alaska
Source: MAI 51/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Cultural anthropology, Military history, Military studies
Publication Number: 1521293
ISBN: 978-1-267-73928-5
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