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An anthropology of war : views from frontline

Author: Alisse Waterston
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, power, lethal force, and injustice continue to explode violently into war, and the prospects for lasting peace look even bleaker. The horrors of modern warfare - the death, dehumanization, and destruction of social and material infrastructures - have done little to bring an end to armed conflict. In this volume, leading chroniclers of war provide thoughtful and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anthropology of war
(DLC) 2008042875
(OCoLC)261201408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alisse Waterston
ISBN: 9780857455222 0857455222
OCLC Number: 873806453
Notes: "Originally published as a special issue of Social analysis, volume 52, issue 2"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 191 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prelude: An accountability, written in the year 2109 / Carolyn Nordstrom --
Introduction: On war and accountability / Alisse Waterston --
Ten points on war / R. Brian Ferguson --
Global warring today : "maybe somebody needs to explain" / Stephen Reyna --
Global fractures / Carolyn Nordstrom --
Seeing green : visual technology, virtual reality, and the experience of war / Jose N. Vasquez --
Military occupation as carceral society : prisons, checkpoints, and walls in the Israeli- Palestinian struggle / Avram Bornstein --
War and peace in Colombia / Lesley Gill --
The continuum of violence in post-war Guatemala / Beatriz Manz --
Mother courage and the future of war / Paul E. Farmer.
Other Titles: Social analysis (Adelaide, S.A.)
Responsibility: edited by Alisse Waterston.

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