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War, identity and the liberal state : everyday experiences of the geopolitical in the Armed Forces

Author: Victoria Basham
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
Series: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Basham
ISBN: 9780415583411 0415583411
OCLC Number: 548660395
Description: xvii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Glossary of military terminology and acronyms --
Basic rank structure of the British Armed Forces --
Introduction --
the geopolitics of the everyday in the Armed Forces --
"In the flesh": an introductory tale --
War, identity and the liberal state --
Researching the geopolitics of the everyday: an invitation to fieldwork --
Theorising the geopolitics of the everyday: from experience to performance --
Visualising intra-activity --
Outline of the book --
Materialising identity and the British warfare state --
British society must be defended --
Mind the gap --
Support the troops --
This green and pleasant land --
Securing the peace --
Welfare state, warfare state --
For Queen and country? --
A man's duty? --
Intimacies of war and gender: the politics of women's bodies in war --
Gender-in-the-making --
The biopolitics of gender and the war on terror --
"Just warriors" and "beautiful souls" --
Beautiful bodies --
Natural born killers? --
Sexy bodies --
Reproductive bodies --
Weak and leaky bodies --
Deploying beautiful souls --
The body resists --
Forbidden intimacies: rethinking military masculinities through heteronormativity and desire --
A brief history of sexuality in the British military --
Here and queer --
Heteronormativity and the limits of tolerance --
Heterosexual potency --
Military masculinities, homoeroticism and desire --
Military masculinities and the geopolitics of desire --
Imperial encounters and the structural privileging of whiteness --
Protectors of the realm --
Who are the "ethnics"? --
Political (in)correctness? --
"Martial races" --
The "War on Terror" --
Racisms --
old and new --
Concluding thoughts --
the march of progress?
Series Title: Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Responsibility: Victoria M. Basham.

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Victoria Basham opens windows onto the deeply masculinized world of today's British military. With refreshing candor, she reveals how the daily presumptions and mundane interactions of male and Read more...

 
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