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War. Philosophy. Military sociology

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  • The Practice of Warby Aparna Rao; Michael Bollig; Monika Böck

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    The fact is that war comes in many guises and its effects continue to be felt long after peace is proclaimed. This challenges the anthropologists who write of war as participant observers. Participant observation inevitably deals with the here and now, with the highly specific. It is only over the long view that one can begin to see the commonalities... more...

  • The Wars We Inheritby Lori E. Amy

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    By combining personal memoir and critical analysis, Lori Amy links the violence we live in our homes to the violence that structures our larger culture. The Wars We Inherit brings insights from memory and trauma studies to the story of violence in the author?s own family. In this brave, fascinating and compelling book,   Amyconcerns herself... more...

  • The Sociology of War and Violenceby Sini?a Male?evic

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    The only textbook to provide a wide-ranging analysis of war and organised violence from a sociological perspective. more...

  • Enduring Military Boredomby Bård Mæland; Paul Otto Brunstad

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    It is often said that war is 5% horror and 95% boredom. In this sense, military boredom is historically enduring as well as personally enduring for the soldiers who have to endure it. This book contributes to a deeper understanding ? historically, empirically and theoretically ? of the complex phenomenon of boredom in a military context. more...

  • The Apathetic and the Defiantby Craig L. Mantle

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 11.99

    From the War of 1812 to the First World War, this book reveals that disobedience has marked all of the major conflicts in which Canada has participated. more...

  • Les Apathiques et les rebellesby Craig L. Mantle

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 11.99

    Il y a des siècles que les soldats canadiens servent honorablement leur pays. more...

  • The Insubordinate and the Noncompliantby Howard Coombs

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 11.99

    This third volume in a trilogy about disobedience in the Canadian military offers a perspective on mutiny in the twentieth century. more...

  • The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society from Machiavelli to Clausewitzby Beatrice Heuser

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Today's military strategists and tacticians may be familiar with the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, but The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society, 1650-1850 reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of those whose contributions to the study of war and society are just as important. Beginning in the 16th century with Bernardino... more...

  • War and International Justiceby Brian Orend

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 35.95

    Can war ever be just? By what right do we charge people with war crimes? Can war itself be a crime? What is a good peace treaty? Since the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, many wars have erupted, inflaming such areas as the Persian Gulf, Central Africa and Central Europe. Brutalities committed during these conflicts have sparked new interest... more...

  • The Deaths of Othersby John Tirman

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle--100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afghanistan--and rightly so. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight... more...