Post Tagged with: "war"

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

Review – International Order in Diversity

Review – International Order in Diversity

Though an empirically intriguing and entertaining read, Phillips and Sharman’s book falls short on theory and contains fallacious historical investigation.

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

By critically examining the use of child soldiers in privatised wars Ellesoe’s documentary forces viewers to challenge the commercialisation of the monopoly on violence.

Photo by Wilbur E. Garrett

Major General Charles Howard Foulkes and the Practice of Conflict Photography

Foulkes’ photographs reveal what soldiers on the front line of conflicts felt about those fighting alongside them, their opponents, and their own vulnerabilities.

Review – Handbook on Gender and War

Review – Handbook on Gender and War

This book is valuable for the study of gender and violence. Not only academics but also those who deal with the issue in everyday life will find it a worthwhile read.

Knowing War: Moving Images and the Politics of Erasure in the Post 9/11 World

Knowing War: Moving Images and the Politics of Erasure in the Post 9/11 World

Recent films, productions and research have played a role in creating the post 9/11 world and its imaging in the media.

Review – Economy of Force

Review – Economy of Force

Owens has created the space for a truly critical intervention in our understanding of war, helping us to move from a ‘critical war studies’ to a ‘critique of war’.

Lost for Words: Responding to the Kunduz Bombings

Lost for Words: Responding to the Kunduz Bombings

The Kunduz bombings may mirror the transformative effect ‘a new normal’ in which the bombing of hospitals during conflict are no longer tantamount to a war crime.

War through a Temporal Lens

War through a Temporal Lens

The unforeseeable future implicates the present but also the manner in which decisions in the present operate at the intersection of meaning in past and future.

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage

From Sovereignty to War: Foucault’s Analytic of Power

From Sovereignty to War: Foucault’s Analytic of Power

Foucault’s work draws our attention to the fact that in an age characterized by mechanisms of exclusion of those who threaten the human race that war, not sovereignty, is political strategy.

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