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Forces for Good? : military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq

Author: Claire Duncanson
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Rethinking peace and conflict studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Forces for Good? explores British soldier 'herographies' to identify constructions of gender, race, class and nation and their consequences on complex, multi-dimensional operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace. Many feminist analyses of military intervention point to the way in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Duncanson
ISBN: 9780230282261 0230282261
OCLC Number: 827256588
Description: xiii, 193 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Can Soldiers Ever Be Used to Achieve Peace? Feminists Debate Military Intervention --
3. What Can We Learn From Soldiers' Narratives? Methodologies and Methods --
4. British Soldier Identity and the War-Fighting Ethos --
5. British Soldiers Doing and Undoing Empire in Iraq and Afghanistan --
6. Regendered Soldiers and the Transformation of Hegemonic Masculinity --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Rethinking peace and conflict studies.
Responsibility: Claire Duncanson, Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK.
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