Summary Book Review Bodies of War by Lisa M. Budreau:
Download or read book Bodies of War written by Lisa M. Budreau and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2011-11-01 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World War I marked the first war in which the United States government and military took full responsibility for the identification, burial, and memorialization of those killed in battle, and as a result, the process of burying and remembering the dead became intensely political. The government and military attempted to create a patriotic consensus on the historical memory of World War I in which war dead were not only honored but used as a symbol to legitimize America's participation in a war not fully supported by all citizens. In this book, the author unpacks the politics and processes of the competing interest groups involved in the three core components of commemoration: repatriation, remembrance, and return. This book emphasizes the inherent tensions in the politics of memorialization and explores how those interests often conflicted with the needs of veterans and relatives.
Summary Book Review Making War on Bodies by Catherine Baker:
Download or read book Making War on Bodies written by Catherine Baker and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This vibrant collection of essays reveals the intimate politics of how people with a wide range of relationships to war identify with, and against, the military and its gendered and racialised norms. It synthesises three recent turns in the study of international politics: aesthetics, embodiment and the everyday, into a new conceptual framework. This helps us to understand how militarism permeates society and how far its practices can be re-appropriated or even turned against it.
Summary Book Review War without Bodies by Martin Danahay:
Download or read book War without Bodies written by Martin Danahay and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-18 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historically the bodies of civilians are the most damaged by the increasing mechanization and derealization of warfare, but this is not reflected in the representation of violence in popular media. In War Without Bodies, author Martin Danahay argues that the media in the United States in particular constructs a “war without bodies” in which neither the corpses of soldiers or civilians are shown. War Without Bodies traces the intertwining of new communications technologies and war from the Crimean War, when Roger Fenton took the first photographs of the British army and William Howard Russell used the telegraph to transmit his dispatches, to the first of three “video wars” in the Gulf region in 1990-91, within the context of a war culture that made the costs of organized violence acceptable to a wider public. New modes of communication have paradoxically not made more war “real” but made it more ubiquitous and at the same time unremarkable as bodies are erased from coverage. Media such as photography and instantaneous video initially seemed to promise more realism but were assimilated into existing conventions that implicitly justified war. These new representations of war were framed in a way that erased the human cost of violence and replaced it with images that defused opposition to warfare. Analyzing poetry, photographs, video and video games the book illustrates the ways in which war was framed in these different historical contexts. It examines the cultural assumptions that influenced the reception of images of war and discusses how death and damage to bodies was made acceptable to the public. War Without Bodies aims to heighten awareness of how acceptance of war is coded into texts and how active resistance to such hidden messages can help prevent future unnecessary wars.
Summary Book Review Bodies, Love, and Faith in the First World War by Nancy Christie:
Download or read book Bodies, Love, and Faith in the First World War written by Nancy Christie and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-04-25 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the courtship and marriage of Gwyneth Murray, an English woman, and a Canadian, Harry Logan, who wrote in the personae of their vagina (Dardanella) and penis (Peter) during World War I. Through an analysis of their extensive daily correspondence over nearly a decade, it uncovers the couple’s changing attitudes to the intersection of sexuality and religion, to marriage and childrearing, as they navigated the transition from Victorian to modern values. By focusing on first-person narratives, this book enriches our understanding of gender identities revealing how porous the boundaries remained between notions of 'heterosexual' and 'same-sex' friendships. This study offers an unprecedented perspective on one couple’s sexual practices, which included mutual masturbation and oral sex, and constitutes one of the most intensive examinations of female attitudes to sexual pleasure in an era of female emancipation.
Summary Book Review Bodies in Conflict by Paul Cornish:
Download or read book Bodies in Conflict written by Paul Cornish and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-17 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twentieth-century war is a unique cultural phenomenon and the last two decades have seen significant advances in our ability to conceptualize and understand the past and the character of modern technological warfare. At the forefront of these developments has been the re-appraisal of the human body in conflict, from the ethics of digging up First World War bodies for television programmes to the contentious political issues surrounding the reburial of Spanish Civil War victims, the relationships between the war body and material culture (e.g. clothing, and prostheses), ethnicity and identity in body treatment, and the role of the ‘body as bomb’ in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond. Focused on material culture, Bodies in Conflict revitalizes investigations into the physical and symbolic worlds of modern conflict and that have defined us as subjects through memory, imagination, culture and technology. The chapters in this book present an interdisciplinary approach which draws upon, but does not privilege archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies. The complexity of modern conflict demands a coherent, integrated, and sensitized hybrid approach which calls on different disciplines where they overlap in a shared common terrain - that of the materiality of conflict and its aftermath in relation to the human body. Bodies in Conflict brings together the diverse interests and expertise of a host of disciplines to create a new intellectual engagement with our corporeal nature in times of conflict.
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Summary Book Review House Bills by Illinois. General Assembly. House of Representatives:
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Summary Book Review Our Bodies, Their Battlefields by Christina Lamb:
Download or read book Our Bodies, Their Battlefields written by Christina Lamb and published by Scribner. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Christina Lamb, the coauthor of the bestselling I Am Malala and an award-winning journalist—an essential, groundbreaking examination of how women experience war. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefields, longtime intrepid war correspondent Christina Lamb makes us witness to the lives of women in wartime. An award-winning war correspondent for twenty-five years (she’s never had a female editor) Lamb reports two wars—the “bang-bang” war and the story of how the people behind the lines live and survive. At the same time, since men usually act as the fighters, women are rarely interviewed about their experience of wartime, other than as grieving widows and mothers, though their experience is markedly different from that of the men involved in battle. Lamb chronicles extraordinary tragedy and challenges in the lives of women in wartime. And none is more devastating than the increase of the use of rape as a weapon of war. Visiting warzones including the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Bosnia, and Iraq, and spending time with the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, she records the harrowing stories of survivors, from Yazidi girls kept as sex slaves by ISIS fighters and the beekeeper risking his life to rescue them; to the thousands of schoolgirls abducted across northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, to the Congolese gynecologist who stitches up more rape victims than anyone on earth. Told as a journey, and structured by country, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields gives these women voice. We have made significant progress in international women’s rights, but across the world women are victimized by wartime atrocities that are rarely recorded, much less punished. The first ever prosecution for war rape was in 1997 and there have been remarkably few convictions since, as if rape doesn’t matter in the reckoning of war, only killing. Some courageous women in countries around the world are taking things in their own hands, hunting down the war criminals themselves, trying to trap them through Facebook. In this profoundly important book, Christina Lamb shines a light on some of the darkest parts of the human experience—so that we might find a new way forward. Our Bodies, Their Battlefields is as inspiring and empowering is as it is urgent, a clarion call for necessary change.
Summary Book Review Rethinking the Body in Global Politics by Kandida Purnell:
Download or read book Rethinking the Body in Global Politics written by Kandida Purnell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-04-04 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book rethinks the body in global politics and the particular roles bodies play in our international system, foregrounding processes and practices involved in the continually contested (re/dis)embodiment of both human bodies and collective bodies politic. Purnell provides a new, innovative, and detailed theory of bodily (re)making and un-making that shows how bodies are simultaneously (re)made and moved and (re)make and move other bodies and things. Presented in the form of reflective/reflexive and theoretically innovative essays, the book explores: bodies in general and their precarious, excessive, ontologically insecure, and emotional facets; the fleshing out of contemporary necro(body)politics; and the visual-emotional politics embodied through the COVID-19 pandemic. The empirical analyses feed into contemporary IR debates on British and American politics and international relations and the Global War on Terror, while also speaking to broader and interdisciplinary, theoretical literature on bodies/embodiment, visual politics, biopolitics, necropolitics, and affect/emotion, and feelings.
Summary Book Review West's federal reporter : cases argued and determined in the United States courts of appeals and Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals by :
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Summary Book Review The Revival of China by MAO Min:
Download or read book The Revival of China written by MAO Min and published by Mao Min. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is about the revival of China in the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century. It has eight parts: (1) The civil revolution in China, (2) The countryside bases, (3) The Long Match of the Red Army, (4) The Anti Japanese War, (5) Decisive civil battles before the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, (6) The Mao Era before the Great Cultural Revolution, (7) The Great Cultural Revolution, and (8) The Reform and opening up. This version of the book is without pictures.
Summary Book Review Bodies of War by Jessica Jayne Behm:
Download or read book Bodies of War written by Jessica Jayne Behm and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 458 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dance and military arts, though seemingly divergent as disciplines, both have traditions of theorizing and training individual bodies, as well as corps of bodies, to respond to, resist, and interpret instructional tactics and techniques and to express meaning through practiced, choreographed, and improvised motion. This dissertation proposes that a history of U.S warfare--often focused on the study of strategies, technologies, and geopolitics--may be considered as a history of the use of force by and against bodies of war. By reorienting attention towards embodiment it is possible to consider how training for, engineering, employing, and enduring the force of war primarily, not incidentally, impacts bodies in theaters of war.
Summary Book Review Message of the President of the United States and Accompanyng Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Fortieth Congress by :
Download or read book Message of the President of the United States and Accompanyng Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Fortieth Congress written by and published by . This book was released on 1868 with total page 1060 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Ethics and Rhetoric of Invasion Ecology by James Stanescu:
Download or read book The Ethics and Rhetoric of Invasion Ecology written by James Stanescu and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-10-26 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Ethics and Rhetoric of Invasion Ecology provides an introduction to the controversial treatment and ongoing violence routinely utilized against non-native species. Drawing from the tradition of critical animal scholars, Stanescu and Cummings have assembled a group of advocates who argue for a different kind of relationship with foreign species. Where contemporary approaches often emphasize the need to eradicate ecological invaders in order to preserve delicate habitats, the essays in this volume aim to reformulate the debate by arguing for an alternative approach that advances the possibility of an ethics of co-habitation.
Summary Book Review Annual Report of the Secretary of War by United States. War Department:
Download or read book Annual Report of the Secretary of War written by United States. War Department and published by . This book was released on 1889 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Dismembering the Male by Joanna Bourke:
Download or read book Dismembering the Male written by Joanna Bourke and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It has been contended that femininity was disrupted, constructed and reconstructed during World War I, but what happened to masculinity? Using the evidence of letters, diaries and oral histories of members of the military and of civilians, this book explores the impact of the Great War on the male body.
Summary Book Review The Second Birth by Tilo Schabert:
Download or read book The Second Birth written by Tilo Schabert and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2015-11-20 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Most scholars link the origin of politics to the formation of human societies, but in this innovative work, Tilo Schabert takes it even further back: to our very births. Drawing on mythical, philosophical, religious, and political thought from around the globe—including America, Europe, the Middle East, and China—The Second Birth proposes a transhistorical and transcultural theory of politics rooted in political cosmology. With impressive erudition, Schabert explores the physical fundamentals of political life, unveiling a profound new insight: our bodies actually teach us politics. Schabert traces different figurations of power inherent to our singular existence, things such as numbers, time, thought, and desire, showing how they render our lives political ones—and, thus, how politics exists in us individually, long before it plays a role in the establishment of societies and institutions. Through these figurations of power, Schabert argues, we learn how to institute our own government within the political forces that already surround us—to create our own world within the one into which we have been born. In a stunning vision of human agency, this book ultimately sketches a political cosmos in which we are all builders, in which we can be at once political and free.
Summary Book Review Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Since 1945 by Anne Loveland:
Download or read book Change and Conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Since 1945 written by Anne Loveland and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2014-03-30 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Army chaplains have long played an integral part in America’s armed forces. In addition to conducting chapel activities on military installations and providing moral and spiritual support on the battlefield, they conduct memorial services for fallen soldiers, minister to survivors, offer counsel on everything from troubled marriages to military bureaucracy, and serve as families’ points of contact for wounded or deceased soldiers—all while risking the dangers of combat alongside their troops. In this thoughtful study, Anne C. Loveland examines the role of the army chaplain since World War II, revealing how the corps has evolved in the wake of cultural and religious upheaval in American society and momentous changes in U.S. strategic relations, warfare, and weaponry. From 1945 to the present, Loveland shows, army chaplains faced several crises that reshaped their roles over time. She chronicles the chaplains’ initiation of the Character Guidance program as a remedy for the soaring rate of venereal disease among soldiers in occupied Europe and Japan after World War II, as well as chaplains’ response to the challenge of increasing secularism and religious pluralism during the “culture wars” of the Vietnam Era.“Religious accommodation,” evangelism and proselytizing, public prayer, and “spiritual fitness”provoked heated controversy among chaplains as well as civilians in the ensuing decades. Then, early in the twenty-first century, chaplains themselves experienced two crisis situations: one the result of the Vietnam-era antichaplain critique, the other a consequence of increasing religious pluralism, secularization, and sectarianism within the Chaplain Corps, as well as in the army and the civilian religious community. By focusing on army chaplains’ evolving, sometimes conflict-ridden relations with military leaders and soldiers on the one hand and the civilian religious community on the other, Loveland reveals how religious trends over the past six decades have impacted the corps and, in turn, helped shape American military culture. Anne C. Loveland is T. Harry Williams Professor Emerita at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Southern Evangelicals and the Social Order, 1800–1860 and American Evangelicals and the U. S. Military, 1942–1993.