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The practice of war : production, reproduction and communication of armed violence

Author: Aparna Rao; Michael Bollig; Monika Böck
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2007.
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Provides information to help in a better understanding of the specific and the general in wartime. This book examines how people cope and adjust to situations of war, depending upon whether these are  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aparna Rao; Michael Bollig; Monika Böck
ISBN: 1845452801 9781845452803 9780857451415 0857451413
OCLC Number: 173089287
Description: xvii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The practice of war / Elisabeth Colson --
pt. 1. Changing qualities of violence: case studies from Africa. 'We turned our enemies into baboons': warfare, ritual and pastoral identity among the Pokot of northern Kenya / Michael Bollig and Matthias Österle --
Culture slipping away: violence, social tension and personal drama in Suri society, southern Ethiopia / Jon Abbink --
Catholics and cannibals: terror and healing in Tooro, western Uganda / Heike Behrend --
pt. 2. Memory, trauma and redemption. Coming through slaughter: the Herero of Namibia, 1904-1940 / Jan-Bart Gewald --
Trauma, therapy and responsibility: psychology and war in contemporary Israel / Edna Lomsky-Feder and Eyal Ben-Ari --
'I shall be waiting for you at the door of paradise': the Pakistani martyrs of the Lashkar-e Taiba (Army of the Pure) / Mariam Abou Zahab --
pt. 3. Organizing, encouraging and dissuading: the uses of kinship, gender and religion. Is war gendered? Issues in representing women and the Second World War / Elaine Martin --
Judging by aesthetics: 'due care' in the management of 'collaboration' in the first Palestinian Intifada / Iris Jean-Klein --
Islamist militancy in Kashmir: the case of the Lashkar-e Taiba / Yoginder Sikand --
pt. 4. The inscription of war in mediated worlds. In the combat zone / Marilyn B. Young --
'Virtual' discourse and the creation and disruption of social networks: observations on the war in Kashmir in cyberspace / Aparna Rao [and others] --
Martyrs, victims, friends and foes: internet representations by Palestinian islamists / Henner Kirchner --
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Mapping a conflict in cyberspace: Chiapas on the WWW / Julia Pauli and Michael Schnegg --
pt. 5. Peace building at the crossroads: appropriations of war, ambivalences of interest. Violence and peace processes / John Darby.
Responsibility: edited by Aparna Rao, Michael Bollig and Monika Böck ; [with an introduction by Elisabeth Colson].

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"[A]n admirable example of how social anthropologists may contribute to understandings of conflicts and armed violence as complex and articulated social processes""" . Ethos"

 
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