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História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
ADAO, Maria Cecília de Oliveira. Aspects of adhesion of women to the military values: marriage and military family. História [online]. 2010, vol.29, n.2, pp.116-134. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742010000200007.
The article presented here aims to analyze the level of adhesion of Brazilian army officers' wives to their husbands' professional projects. We believe that the female behavioral changes, which have occurred since the 1960s, have helped to change the way these women have engaged and fulfilled the needs stemming from the military profession. In this sense, we realize that there are several levels of participation and inclusion of wives in the so-called Military Family which is an instance of adhesion and maintenance of military values. Using Oral History as a method of collection and analysis of interviews, it was possible to give importance to feminine activity, sometimes perceived as absent from the making of history.
Keywords : Women; Behavior; Military; Military Family; Family.