Sexing the Soldier

Author: Rachel Woodward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134163630
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Sexing the Soldier takes a critical look at how gender - what it means to be a man or a woman - is understood within the contemporary British Army, and the political and practical consequences of this. Drawing on original research, this informaive volume looks at: the history and structure of the British Army as a masculine institution personnel policies which deal with gender issues the construction of ideas about military masculinities and femininities within the Army media representations of the figure of the soldier. Using case studies ranging from the exclusion of women from direct combat posts, to the issues surrounding bullying, this book argues that we need a fuller, more nuanced assessment of gender issues in the military that moves beyond the simplistic ideas about women's and men's 'natural' capacities for soldiering.

The Montenegrin Warrior Tradition

Author: Branko Banovi?
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113755228X
Format: PDF
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Montenegro has been a much neglected part of former Yugoslavia. The Montenegrin Warrior Tradition aims to scrutinize the identity debates in Montenegrin public opinion over the question of membership to NATO and to explore how narratives created for that purpose have been linked with Montenegrin identity, history, tradition, and the concept of Montenegrin masculinity. The intertwining of the question of identity with that of NATO membership, and the inseparability of these issues from the context of quotidian politics produces an array of controversies among Montenegrin citizens. The book interprets the public and private debates about Montenegro joining NATO through the prism of anthropological studies of identity; in particular those focused on a general theory of culture and the anthropology of multiculturalism.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military

Author: Rachel Woodward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137516771
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military provides a comprehensive overview of the multiple ways in which gender and militaries connect. International and multi-disciplinary in scope, this edited volume provides authoritative accounts of the many intersections through which militaries issues and military forces are shaped by gender. The chapters provide detailed accounts of key issues, informed by examples from original research in a wealth of different national contexts. This Handbook includes coverage of conceptual approaches to the study of gender and militaries, gender and the organisation of state military forces, gender as it pertains to military forces in action, transitions and transgressions within militaries, gender and non-state military forces, and gender in representations of military personnel and practices. With contributions from a range of both established and early career scholars, The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military is an essential guide to current debates on gender and contemporary military issues.

War Citizenship Territory

Author: Deborah Cowen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135917221
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For all too obvious reasons, war, empire, and military conflict have become extremely hot topics in the academy. Given the changing nature of war, one of the more promising areas of scholarly investigation has been the development of new theories of war and war’s impact on society. War, Citizenship, Territory features 19 chapters that look at the impact of war and militarism on citizenship, whether traditional territorially-bound national citizenship or "transnational" citizenship. Cowen and Gilbert argue that while there has been an explosion of work on citizenship and territory, Western academia’s avoidance of the immediate effects of war (among other things) has led them to ignore war, which they contend is both pervasive and well nigh permanent. This volume sets forth a new, geopolitically based theory of war’s transformative role on contemporary forms of citizenship and territoriality, and includes empirical chapters that offer global coverage.

The British Approach to Counterinsurgency

Author: P. Dixon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284684
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This timely and critical volume questions the effectiveness of Britain's 'hearts and minds' approach, challenging conventional counterinsurgency thinking by drawing on the expertise of regional and thematic specialists.

Wahrheitsmaschinen

Author: Claudia Glunz
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 389971590X
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English summary: Since antiquity, technical innovations have had a direct influence on the portrayal of war in the media and the arts. But has the actual structure and substance of war reporting changed in the course of technological progress from antiquity to the present day? Have pamphlets, war paintings, photography, radio reports and radio plays, newsreels, war films, tv news coverage or internet videos yielded more information content? Have they been able to make the incomprehensible reality of the horrors of war more comprehensible, or have means of manipulation and discourse through war images remained the same? Are the media truth machines in both senses? These are the central questions discussed in this anthology. German text. German description: Technische Innovationen haben zweifellos seit der Antike unmittelbaren Einfluss auf die Darstellung des Krieges in den Medien und Kunsten ausgeubt. Doch haben sich tatsachlich die Strukturen und Inhalte der Kriegsberichterstattung in den Produkten verandert, die mit diesen Innovationen erstellt wurden? Haben von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart des 21. Jahrhunderts Flugschriften, Schlachtengemalde, Fotografien, Radioberichte und Horspiele, Wochenschauen und Kriegsfilme, Fernsehnachrichten oder Internetvideos zu einem Mehr an Informationsgehalt gefuhrt? Haben sie die unfassbare Realitat des Grauens der Schlachten nachvollziehbar gestaltet, oder sind die Manipulationswege und die den Bildern eingeschriebenen Diskurse unverandert geblieben? Sind die Medien Wahrheitsmaschinen im doppelten Sinne? Dies waren die zentralen Fragestellungen der Tagung Wahrheitsmaschinen. Der Einfluss technischer Innovationen auf die Darstellung und das Bild des Krieges in den Medien und Kunsten, die vom 3. bis 6. September 2009 an der Universitat Osnabruck stattfand und deren Beitrage im vorliegenden Band versammelt sind.

Glashaus

Author: Charles Stross
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3894804440
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wir schreiben das 27. Jahrhundert: Der Veteran Robin unterzieht sich einem Eingriff in sein Langzeitgedächtnis, der mit einer Neudefinition seiner Persönlichkeit einhergeht. Dabei wird ihm während der ersten Orientierungsphase klar, dass jemand - oder etwas - versucht, ihn zu töten. Deswegen meldet er sich freiwillig für ein Experiment: Anhand historischer Quellen wurde ein virtueller Raum geschaffen, der der Welt des 21. Jahrhunderts nachempfunden ist. Robin flieht in die bedrückende Atmosphäre dieser Zeit - und muss schnell feststellen, dass er seinen Gegnern genau in die Arme läuft ...