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Sarah Garrett Rebecca Agosta ENGL-1102 October 22, 2013 Annotated Bibliography Baker, Ashleigh. "This Is to You, the Military Wife." Ashleigh Baker. Ashleigh Baker, 12 Nov. 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2013. This is a poem which highlights what military wives go through to be with their husband. The author is expressing how much military wives are responsible for, and the sacrifices they make. The intended audience is mainly military wives; however it is easy for a general audience to understand as well. The author emphasizes how much they go through alone, and how strong they are for striving for a good life even when it is difficult. I believe there is a slight biased because not every goes through all of these things, but the majority of them do struggle a lot.

This piece is an incredibly emotional, and moving expression of everything that military wives go through that other wives do not. This poem really highlights how much they go through, and ultimately shows the reader how military wives are different than wives of non-military men. Ashleigh Baker is the wife of a Marine, and mother of 3 sons.

This source is credible because it is from a blog Ashleigh Baker updates very regularly. I have contacted her for more information about her opinion on military wives.

Davis, Jennifer, David B. Ward, and Cheryl Storm. "The Unsilencing of Military Wives: Wartime Deployment Experiences and Citizen Responsibility." Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 37.1 (2011): 51-63. Print. This is an article whos audience is largely therapists. The article focuses on how therapists can stabilize the experience of an emotional roller coaster while military wives husbands are away. There is also a connection drawn between how civilians interact with military wives. There is evidence that when civilians have a positive view of the military the military wives cope better with deployment.

I thought it was very interesting that 70% of military wives experienced some amount of depression while their husbands were deployed and only 30% were symptomatic after their husbands returned. This article supports the idea that a strong support system is important for military wives, especially if their husbands are on deployment. It is also interesting how the article points out that perceived amounts of support and control are important, implying that the persons view on live must be overall positive so that they can more easily cope.

This article is both credible and relevant because it has been published in a journal of therapy in 2009. There is somewhat of limited use of this article because it is aimed towards therapists, but it still provides some solid factual information; on the other hand it is helpful that the main audience is therapist because it gives a great amount of validity to the point that military wives do make a lot of sacrifices.

Gee, James Paul. "Identity as an Analytic Lens for Research in Education." Review of Research in Education 25 (2000): 99-125. Print. This article breaks down how we view identity into four

different types of identity. The first is nature-identity which is something you are naturally born with that can define you. The second is institution-identity which can be a position that some kind of institution gives to you that becomes a part of your identity. There is the was that individuals view you, or talk about you, which is discourse-identity. Lastly there is affinityidentity which usually means you are a part of an affinity group with whom you share activities and interests.

This article is very important to my identity inquiry because it gives me a base to study identity and a way to view identity that is more definitive than generally investigating identity. The article gives us a completely new way to look at what makes a person into who they are. Gee actually defines the different aspects of identity.

This is a credible source because it was given to us in an English course at a nationally accredited university.

Klein, HA, CL Tatone, and NB Lindsay. "Correlates of Life Satisfaction Among Military Wives." The Journal of Psychology. 123.5 (1989): 465-75. Print. This article is about a study that defines the relationship between overall life satisfaction and social support, control, and temperament. The study used 60 wives of military personnel. The study finds that the amount of social support, control over their situation correlates with life satisfaction and happiness.

The article was interesting because it said that military wives are incredibly important to the military as a whole because when a wife of a military personnel is happy they are more likely to

reenlist. Military must wives lean on their friends and families a lot in the times when their husbands are away or it is much more likely that they will be unhappy. It is also very important for them to have a feeling of control over their situation because of so many changes that are not within their realm of control.

This source is credible because it was published in a journal of psychology. It is somewhat dated, being published in 1989, however I personally feel these concepts still apply today.