Unmaking war, remaking men : how empathy can reshape our politics, our soldiers and ourselves (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Unmaking war, remaking men : how empathy can reshape our politics, our soldiers and ourselves

Author: Kathleen Barry
Publisher: Santa Rosa, Calif. : Phoenix Rising Press of Santa Rosa, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author probes what happens to the value we hold for human life in making war. She explores combat soldiers' experiences through a politics of empathy. By revealing how men's lives are made expendable for combat, she shows how military training drives them to kill without thinking and without remorse, induces violence against women, and leaves soldiers to suffer both trauma and loss of their own souls.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Barry
ISBN: 9780982796702 0982796706 9780982796719 0982796714
OCLC Number: 663385545
Description: x, 235 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The value of human life --
Making men expendable --
Remorseless killers: military training --
First kill: the soldier's loss of soul --
Preventive killing --
Grunts: from soldier to sociopath --
Psychopathic leadership versus the politics of empathy --
Making enemies --
humiliating men --
Ongoing war --
Colluding in preparatory war, Lebanon 2006 --
"No one understands!" --
Unmaking war --
Remaking men, reknowing ourselves.
Other Titles: How empathy can reshape our politics, our soldiers and ourselves
Responsibility: Kathleen Barry.

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The author probes what happens to the value we hold for human life in making war. She explores combat soldiers' experiences through a politics of empathy. By revealing how men's lives are made expendable for combat, she shows how military training drives them to kill without thinking and without remorse, induces violence against women, and leaves soldiers to suffer both trauma and loss of their own souls.

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