versión ISSN 1851-1694
BADARO, Máximo. Identidad individual y valores morales en la socialización de los futuros oficiales del ejército argentino. Avá [online]. 2006, n.9, pp. 60-76. ISSN 1851-1694.
In this article I analyze two central dimensions in the military socialization process of cadets at the Colegio Militar de la Nación, the only military academy with initial instruction for officers of the Argentine Army. These dimensions are: the redefinition of individual identities and the socialization of particular emotions and feelings. The analysis will shed light on the types of identity transformations implied in these dimensions and how certain moral values fit into this process. More than theories or concepts, these values are practices that imply choices and preferences related to the context of institutional socialization and particular social relationships. My analysis will show that the socialization process of the cadets aims not only to transmit specific knowledge related to a particular professional field but, mainly, to shape a social actor able to represent the Army as a moral community which is qualitatively different from the rest of the population.
Palabras llave : Military socialisation; Moral values; Argentine Army.