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The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. 

At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.  
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-ix
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  1. Introduction: War, the Military, and American Culture
  2. David Kieran and Edwin A. Martini
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. War and Justice
  2. Sahr Conway-Lanz
  3. pp. 11-30
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  1. 2. American Empire
  2. Stefan Aune
  3. pp. 31-46
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  1. 3. Domestic Politics and Antiwar Activism
  2. Nick Witham
  3. pp. 47-66
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  1. 4. The Military-Industrial Complex
  2. Mark R. Wilson
  3. pp. 67-86
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  1. 5. Military Demographics
  2. Jennifer Mittelstadt
  3. pp. 87-107
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  1. 6. Combat
  2. Christopher Hamner
  3. pp. 108-126
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  1. 7. Veterans andVeterans’ Issues
  2. Wilbur J. Scott
  3. pp. 127-146
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  1. 8. War, Persecution,and Displacement: U.S. Refugee Policy since 1945
  2. Jana K. Lipman
  3. pp. 147-167
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  1. 9. Race and/in War
  2. Christine Knauer
  3. pp. 168-194
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  1. 10. Gender, the Military,and War
  2. Kara Dixon Vuic
  3. pp. 195-216
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  1. 11. The Embodiment of War: Bodies for, in, and after War
  2. John M. Kinder
  3. pp. 217-239
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  1. 12. War and the Environment
  2. Richard P. Tucker
  3. pp. 240-257
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  1. 13. Communications Media, the U.S. Military, and the War Brought Home
  2. Susan L. Carruthers
  3. pp. 258-278
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  1. 14. War in Visual Culture
  2. Bonnie M. Miller
  3. pp. 279-307
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  1. 15. War and Film
  2. Scott Laderman
  3. pp. 308-330
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  1. 16. War and Memory
  2. G. Kurt Piehler
  3. pp. 331-355
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  1. 17. Timeline: Major Events in U.S. Military History, 1890–2017
  2. Katherine Ellison and William Watson
  3. pp. 356-379
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 380-381
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 382-384
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 385-400
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813584331
Related ISBN
9780813584317
MARC Record
OCLC
1035389880
Pages
410
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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