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Weary warriors : power, knowledge, and the invisible wounds of soldiers

Author: Pamela Moss; Michael J Prince
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As seen in military documents, medical journals, novels, films, television shows, and memoirs, soldiers' invisible wounds are not innate cracks in individual psyches that break under the stress of war. Instead, the generation of weary warriors is caught up in wider social and political networks and institutions-families, activist groups, government bureaucracies, welfare state programs-mediated through a military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moss, Pamela, 1960-
Weary warriors.
New York : Berghahn, 2014
(DLC) 2013041919
(OCoLC)888443665
Named Person: Michel Foucault
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Moss; Michael J Prince
ISBN: 1306874378 9781306874373 9781782383475 1782383476
OCLC Number: 881510302
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 270 pages)
Contents: List of Tables Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Weary Warriors Walk Among Us: Combat, Knowledge Circulation, and Naming Traumatized Soldiers Chapter 1. Ravished Minds and Ill Bodies: Power, Embodiment, Dispositifs Chapter 2. Unsettling Notions: War Neuroses, Soldiering, and Broken Embodiments Chapter 3. Classifying Bodies through Diagnosis: Knowledges, Locations, and Categorical Enclosures Chapter 4. Managing Illness through Power: Regulation, Resistance and Truth Games Chapter 5. Cultural Accounts of the Soldier as Subject: Folds, Disclosures and Enactments Chapter 6. Fixing Soldiers: The Treatment of Bodies, Minds, and Souls Chapter 7. The Soldier in Context: Psychiatric Practices, Military Imperatives, and Masculine Ideals Chapter 8. Soldiering On: Care of Self, Status Passages, and Citizenship Claims Chapter 9. Military Bodies and Battles Multiple: Embodied Trauma, Ontological Politics, and Patchwork Warriors References Index
Responsibility: Pamela Moss and Michael J. Prince.

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The authors trace the effects of power and knowledge in relation to the emotional and psychological trauma that shapes soldiers' bodies, minds, and souls, developing an extensive account of the  Read more...

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