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War Narratives And The American National Will In War

War Narratives and the American National Will in War PDF
Author: Jeffrey J. Kubiak
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2014-07-10
ISBN: 1137410140
Size: 23.17 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 221
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War Narratives And The American National Will In War

by Jeffrey J. Kubiak, War Narratives And The American National Will In War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War Narratives And The American National Will In War books, With the U.S. war in Afghanistan in its twelfth year, axioms regarding the American national will in war not being able to tolerate anything other than quick and costless adventures have been found useless in understanding why the U.S. continues to persist in that endeavor. This book answers complex questions about modern US intervention abroad.



Gender And National Identity In The American War Narrative

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Author: Elizabeth Walton Wade
Publisher:
Release: 2012
ISBN:
Size: 22.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Electronic dissertations
Languages : en
Pages : 179
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Gender And National Identity In The American War Narrative

by Elizabeth Walton Wade, Gender And National Identity In The American War Narrative Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gender And National Identity In The American War Narrative books, My dissertation, "Gender and National Identity in American War Narratives," explores the intersection of gender and genre in American War narratives from the Vietnam War to the present day, focusing on the way that women's incorporation into the American military contributed to both the transformation and redefinition of American masculinity and, by extension, America proper. Building on Susan Jeffords's tenet that "War is a crucible for the distillation of social and cultural relations," this project interrogates the manner in which literary representations of war both reflect and help constitute the American gender system and the way this system in turn offers a historical commentary on inflections of American national identity. It also investigates the ideological complexities particular to war writing as genre, exploring identity politics and the tension surrounding issues of an author's status as veteran or civilian, considering what set of generic criteria constitutes and defines a war narrative, and chronicling the specific inflections of war narratives at particular historical moments. Gender is a principal concern of war narratives, and this project follows that concern by identifying a taxonomy of sub-genres of the war narrative, ranging from what I term the direct participation narrative, the account of one who experiences the war directly, to the mediated narrative, the story of a person who strives to understand someone else's war experience, and by analyzing the way those sub-genres reveal a gendering of the war narrative, both on the level of representational content and on the level of form. This work also explores the prevalence of a generic preference that dictates fidelity to the historical referent of the war being depicted. Authors may (and certainly do) fictionalize war; however, as this work argues, such fictionalization remains tightly constrained by generic conventions and broader ideological considerations of which they form a part. Although no text exists in a vacuum, the war narrative's attempt to represent a geopolitical and historical moment that carries real-life (and real death) consequences enacts a particular set of constraints as it represents America, its people, and that for which they will wage war.



Ethics Norms And The Narratives Of War

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Author: Pamela Creed
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415518105
Size: 42.47 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 166
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Ethics Norms And The Narratives Of War

by Pamela Creed, Ethics Norms And The Narratives Of War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ethics Norms And The Narratives Of War books, This book examines the ethics and values that render a war discourse normative, and features the stories of American soldiers who fought in the Iraq War to show how this narrative can change. The invasion of Iraq, launched in March 2003, was led by the United States under the now discredited claim that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). However, critical questions concerning what we may be able to learn from this experience remain largely unexplored. The focus of this book, therefore, is on soldiers as systems of war – and the internal battle many of them wage as they live a reality that slowly emerges as inconsistent with familiar beliefs and value commitments. This work offers a reflective study of identity struggle from the perspective of emotional psychology and delves into the 'narrative field' of socio-politics. Going beyond the political contestations over the U.S. military intervention in Iraq, the author analyses original research on the evolving beliefs and value-commitments of veterans of the war, exploring their faith in its 'just cause' and their personal sense of self and national identity. This book will be of much interest to students of the Iraq War, US foreign policy, military studies, discourse analysis, and IR in general.



War And Religion In The Secular Age

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Author: Davis Brown
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 0429808763
Size: 43.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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War And Religion In The Secular Age

by Davis Brown, War And Religion In The Secular Age Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War And Religion In The Secular Age books, Is religion a factor in initiating interstate armed conflict, and do different religions have different effects? Breaking new ground in political science, this book explores these questions both qualitatively and quantitively, concluding that the answer is yes. Previous studies have focused on conflict within states or interstate aggression with overtly religious motivations; in contrast, Brown shows how religion affects states’ propensities to militarize even disputes that are not religious in nature. Different religions are shown to have different influences on those propensities, and those influences are linked to the war ethics inculcated in those religions. The book analyses and classifies war ethics contained in religious scripture and other religious classics, teachings of religions’ contemporary epistemic communities, and religions’ historical narratives. Using data from the new Religious Characteristics of States dataset project, qualitative studies are combined with empirical measurements of governments’ institutional preferences and populations’ cultures. This book will provide interesting insights to scholars and researchers in international security studies, political science, international law, sociology, and religious studies.



Narrativized Strategic Choice

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Author: John P DeRosa
Publisher:
Release: 2020-08-16
ISBN: 1538143038
Size: 59.15 MB
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Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Narrativized Strategic Choice

by John P DeRosa, Narrativized Strategic Choice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Narrativized Strategic Choice books, Offers useful theory building process tracing the narrative turn to strategic choice both methodological and theoretical innovations. --Kevin D. Stringer, Lecturer in Strategy and Leadership, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland



Strategic Narratives Public Opinion And War

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Author: Beatrice De Graaf
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 131767328X
Size: 67.33 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 380
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Strategic Narratives Public Opinion And War

by Beatrice De Graaf, Strategic Narratives Public Opinion And War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Strategic Narratives Public Opinion And War books, This volume explores the way governments endeavoured to build and maintain public support for the war in Afghanistan, combining new insights on the effects of strategic narratives with an exhaustive series of case studies. In contemporary wars, with public opinion impacting heavily on outcomes, strategic narratives provide a grid for interpreting the why, what and how of the conflict. This book asks how public support for the deployment of military troops to Afghanistan was garnered, sustained or lost in thirteen contributing nations. Public attitudes in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe towards the use of military force were greatly shaped by the cohesiveness and content of the strategic narratives employed by national policy-makers. Assessing the ability of countries to craft a successful strategic narrative, the book addresses the following key areas: 1) how governments employ strategic narratives to gain public support; 2) how strategic narratives develop during the course of the conflict; 3) how these narratives are disseminated, framed and perceived through various media outlets; 4) how domestic audiences respond to strategic narratives; 5) how this interplay is conditioned by both events on the ground, in Afghanistan, and by structural elements of the domestic political systems. This book will be of much interest to students of international intervention, foreign policy, political communication, international security, strategic studies and IR in general.



War Stories

War Stories PDF
Author: Gary Kulik
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Release: 2009-10-31
ISBN: 1597976377
Size: 10.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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War Stories

by Gary Kulik, War Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War Stories books, War stories are mostly innocent fables and understood as such by both the teller and the hearer. However, they have long been used for political and national purposes, and those about the war in Vietnam were no exception, as painfully evidenced in the 2004 presidential campaign. John Kerry campaigned as a war hero. His opponents cast him as a liar and a traitor and their war story prevailed. ""War Stories"" delves into the myths associated with the Vietnam veteran s experience and looks at them through the war stories they told and continue to tell. Kulik conducts an extremely thorough review of the Vietnam literature and interviews participants wherever possible, poking holes in the war myths of people throughout the political spectrum. War Stories discusses how returning Vietnam vets were treated and delves into the myths that atrocities were commonplace, that all veterans of that war suffer from PTSD, and that all are guilt ridden. Kulik s research and analysis of such stories lies at the heart of this book s originality and provides a new perspective on the Vietnam War for scholars, students, and general readers. His purpose in exposing such stories is not to deny or minimize American war crimes in Vietnam but to cut through the cant of false stories so that we retain our outrage at those that are true. As we are faced with future war stories from Iraq and Afghanistan and their likely exploitation, the moral stance and the lessons learned in this book will be especially important."



War Stories

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Author: Gary Kulik
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
Release: 2009-10-31
ISBN: 9781597973045
Size: 64.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 305
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War Stories

by Gary Kulik, War Stories Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download War Stories books, War stories are mostly innocent fables and understood as such by both the teller and the hearer. However, they have long been used for political and national purposes, and those about the war in Vietnam were no exception, as painfully evidenced in the 2004 presidential campaign. John Kerry campaigned as a war hero. His opponents cast him as a liar and a traitor and their “war story” prevailed. War Stories delves into the myths associated with the Vietnam veteran's experience and looks at them through the war stories they told and continue to tell. Kulik conducts an extremely thorough review of the Vietnam literature and interviews participants wherever possible, poking holes in the war myths of people throughout the political spectrum. War Stories discusses how returning Vietnam vets were treated and delves into the myths that atrocities were commonplace, that all veterans of that war suffer from PTSD, and that all are guilt ridden. Kulik's research and analysis of such stories lies at the heart of this book's originality and provides a new perspective on the Vietnam War for scholars, students, and general readers. His purpose in exposing such stories is not to deny or minimize American war crimes in Vietnam but to cut through the cant of false stories so that we retain our outrage at those that are true. As we are faced with future “war stories” from Iraq and Afghanistan and their likely exploitation, the moral stance and the lessons learned in this book will be especially important.



Moscow 1941

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Author: Rodric Braithwaite
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9781861977595
Size: 39.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Moscow (Russia)
Languages : en
Pages : 446
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Moscow 1941

by Rodric Braithwaite, Moscow 1941 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Moscow 1941 books, A magnificent narrative of 1941 and the Battle of Moscow, by some criteria the biggest battle in history, and the Russian ordinary men (and women) who fought it. It was fought over a territory the size of France. It cost the Russians as many casualties as the British lost in the whole of the World War I. And it marked the first strategic defeat the Wehrmacht had suffered in its hitherto unstoppable march across Europe. During the first half of 1941 Moscow and its people were living in a kind of peace in a world of war. In spite of the horrors of Stalinism many ordinary people managed to find their own ways of enjoying themselves, and when war surprised a country unprepared, thanks to Stalin's obduracy, most rose with enthusiasm to defend their country and their city. One of the points of the book is to try and show how people find a kind of normality even in the hardest of circumstances, in peace and in war. On the 22 June the Nazi armies invaded and raced across the country. By the end of the year they were held, finally, in the suburbs of Moscow (as it were on the A4 at Heathrow). Based on huge research and scores of interviews, this book offers an unforgettable and richly illustrated narrative of the military action; telling portraits of Stalin and his generals, some apparatchiks, some great commanders. It also traces the stories of individuals, soldiers, politicians and intellectuals, writers and artists and dancers, workers, schoolchildren and peasants. The war remains a highly emotional matter for Russia and there are troubling questions like the role of Stalin or the appalling cost of victory. The book concludes with reflections on these issues.



Howard Zinn On War

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Author: Howard Zinn
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781583220498
Size: 12.77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Howard Zinn On War

by Howard Zinn, Howard Zinn On War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Howard Zinn On War books, Zinn explores our warring ways, as well as his own transformation from Brooklyn Navy Yard shipfitter, to bombardier, to anti-war activist."--BOOK JACKET.