Silent soldier: rhetorical constructions of subjectivity in the "don't ask, don't tell" Army

In this dissertation it is argued that the 1993 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy does not merely regulate the actions of gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers--it constructs the subjectivities of the gay, lesbian, and bisexual soldiers it takes as its topic. In so doing, the role of doxa and the hegemonic discourses at work in the American habitus are considered ..."--Abstract.