restricted access Enduring Operations: Narratives of the Contemporary Wars


In this introduction, we situate the contributors to this special issue within a nascent critical engagement with contemporary war narratives. We are interested in exploring the consequences of the dissolving distinction between battlespaces and domestic spaces and between military and civilian life; the changing ways we understand the chronology and finitude of war; the various iterations of trauma; the racialization and gendering of war; and the multifarious uses of combat technologies.