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The Resource Forces for good? : military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq, Claire Duncanson, (electronic book)

Forces for good? : military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq, Claire Duncanson, (electronic book)

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Forces for good? : military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq
Title
Forces for good?
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military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq
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Claire Duncanson
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Language
eng
Summary
This book utilises the growing phenomenon of British soldier narratives from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore how British soldiers make sense of their role on these complex, multi-dimensional operations. It aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace.
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Duncanson, Claire
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
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Forces for Good? explores British soldier 'herographies' to identify constructions of gender, race, class and nation and their consequences on complex, multi-dimensional operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace. Many feminist analyses of military intervention point to the way in which interventions are legitimated by gendered narratives where representatives of civilization are tasked with addressing violent conflict in troubled lands, a story which distracts from the root causes of the violence and enables the furthering of a neoliberal agenda. This book advances this critique by adding the important but hitherto neglected case of the British Army, and challenges its determinism, which Duncanson argues to be normatively, empirically and theoretically problematic. Exploring the impact of identity and gender constructions on the prospects for successful peacebuilding, this book will appeal to a range of scholars in politics, international relations, peace studies, gender and women's studies, sociology and anthropology
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Forces for good? : military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq, Claire Duncanson, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-191) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Can Soldiers Ever Be Used to Achieve Peace? Feminists Debate Military Intervention 3. What Can We Learn From Soldiers' Personal Narratives? Methodologies and Methods 4. British Soldier Identity and the Warfighting Ethos 5. British Soldiers Doing and Undoing Empire in Iraq and Afghanistan 6. Regendered Soldiers and the Transformation of Hegemonic Masculinity 7. Conclusion
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9781137319425
Extent
xiv, 193 p.
Form of item
electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230282261
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
Forces for good? : military masculinities and peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq, Claire Duncanson, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-191) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction 2. Can Soldiers Ever Be Used to Achieve Peace? Feminists Debate Military Intervention 3. What Can We Learn From Soldiers' Personal Narratives? Methodologies and Methods 4. British Soldier Identity and the Warfighting Ethos 5. British Soldiers Doing and Undoing Empire in Iraq and Afghanistan 6. Regendered Soldiers and the Transformation of Hegemonic Masculinity 7. Conclusion
Control code
9781137319425
Extent
xiv, 193 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230282261
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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