Summary Book Review The Body of War by Dubravka Žarkov:
Download or read book The Body of War written by Dubravka Žarkov and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2007-09-03 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DIVExamines how notions of femininity and masculinity and heterosexual norms produced ethnicity in the disintegration of former Yugoslavia and also looks at how words and images created by the media are just as influential as violent practices in constructin/div
Summary Book Review War and the Body by Kevin McSorley:
Download or read book War and the Body written by Kevin McSorley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-08 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume places the body at the centre of critical thinking about war and its consequences. War is fundamentally embodied. The reality of war is not just politics by any other means but politics incarnate, politics written on and experienced through the thinking, feeling bodies of men and women. From steeled combatants to abject victims, war occupies innumerable bodies in a multitude of ways, profoundly shaping lives and ways of being human. Giving the body an analytic recognition that it warrants and has often been denied in conventional war studies, this book brings together new interdisciplinary scholarship that explores the numerous affective, sensory and embodied practices through which war lives and breeds. It focuses on how war is prepared, enacted and reproduced through embodied action, suffering and memory. As such, the book promotes new directions in theorising war and transformations in warfare, via an explicit focus on the body. This book will be of much interest to students and scholars of war studies, security studies, sociology, anthropology, military studies, politics and IR in general.
Summary Book Review The Male Body at War by Christina S. Jarvis:
Download or read book The Male Body at War written by Christina S. Jarvis and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fearless, youthful, athletic - the soldier embodies masculine ideals and, since World War II when the nation came of age as a world superpower, has represented the manhood of the United States. This title examines the creation of this national symbol, from military recruitment posters, to Hollywood war films, to the iconic flag-raisers at Iwo Jima.
Author :Peter F. Mahoney Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2005-12-27 ISBN 10 :9781846280603 Pages :662 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (6 users download)
Summary Book Review Ballistic Trauma by Peter F. Mahoney:
Download or read book Ballistic Trauma written by Peter F. Mahoney and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2005-12-27 with total page 662 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. The book crystallizes the knowledge and experience accrued by those dealing with ballistic trauma on a regular basis and extends this to those who have to manage these patients on an occasional basis only. This book is aimed at all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It will be especially relevant for consultants and senior trainees in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine who are likely to be involved in the management of these unique injuries. It will be an essential reference for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room and intensive care. Military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict will find the book a valuable resource.
Summary Book Review Transhumanism and the Body by C. Mercer:
Download or read book Transhumanism and the Body written by C. Mercer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-09-17 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of original articles, a sequel of sorts to the 2009 Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension (Palgrave Macmillan), is the first sustained reflection, by scholars with expertise in the faith traditions, on how the transhumanist agenda might impact the body.
Summary Book Review The Body of War by Dubravka Žarkov:
Download or read book The Body of War written by Dubravka Žarkov and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines how notions of femininity and masculinity and heterosexual norms produced ethnicity in the disintegration of former Yugoslavia and also looks at how words and images created by the media are just as influential as violent practices in constructin.
Summary Book Review Spiritual Warfare by Ellis Smiley:
Download or read book Spiritual Warfare written by Ellis Smiley and published by TEACH Services, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-05-11 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you struggled with living the Christian life victoriously? Author Ellis Smiley discusses the challenges we face when we make the commitment to follow the Lord. Our sinful mind and character will follow our selfish desires unless we are changed from within by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are in a conflict for the salvation of our very souls, and we find that the worst enemy is our self. The struggle of giving in and letting God take control of our selfish, willful mind is the essence of Spiritual Warfare. “The warfare against self is the greatest battle that was ever fought. The yielding of self, surrendering all to the will of God, requires a struggle; but the soul must submit to God before it can be renewed in holiness.” (White, Steps to Christ, p. 43) Smiley reminds us of many key truths that we should be aware of to win the war. Along with the thoughtful consent we must give God to work out His will in our lives, we must keep our thoughts focused on pure and righteous content. We must live our lives as if in God’s actual presence. Giving of ourselves to the service of others is also an important factor in living the selfless life of which God asks us. These ideas and more are explored to deepen our understanding of the battles we face in the life we choose to live, with the Lord’s help, until He returns as our victorious Leader to take us home once and for all.
Summary Book Review The Bulletin of Tokyo Medical and Dental University by Tōkyō Ika Shika Daigaku:
Download or read book The Bulletin of Tokyo Medical and Dental University written by Tōkyō Ika Shika Daigaku and published by . This book was released on 1954 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Who is Jesus Christ by Abraham Howard Jr.:
Download or read book Who is Jesus Christ written by Abraham Howard Jr. and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2014-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains the complete story of the Lord Jesus Christ: AKA "The Word of God." In this book certain proofs are presented that He was with God (the Father) when the heaven and earth were created, and that He is the eternal light of the heaven(s). He created all things and the worlds. Mankind (male and female) is his special creation, and angels are created spirits watching over the welfare of mankind. It was O Lucifer, the great dragon, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan who brought sin into the earth and caused the deaths of Adam and Eve. Angels left heaven to live on the earth during Noah's time. O Lucifer started war in heaven, and in defeat was confined to the earth. Christ Jesus was a close friend of the prophet Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and the prophets of the Old Testament. He is truly the Savior of mankind, the only begotten son of the true and living God. He is the great prophet, for He revealed to us the past, present and impending future. He came and left this earth on a prophetic time table. He is our Passover from death into everlasting life. He is the resurrection of the dead (both good and evil). He is the baptizer of the Holy Ghost (the Spirit of God), and He will judge the works of mankind to include spirit beings (angels).
Summary Book Review Human Rights and the Body by Dr Annabelle Mooney:
Download or read book Human Rights and the Body written by Dr Annabelle Mooney and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2014-09-28 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Human Rights and the Body is a response to the crisis in human rights, to the very real concern that without a secure foundation for the concept of human rights, their very existence is threatened. While there has been consideration of the discourses of human rights and the way in which the body is written upon, research in linguistics has not yet been fully brought to bear on either human rights or the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, Mooney aims to provide a universally defensible set of human rights and a foundation, or rather a frame, for them. She argues that the proper frames for human rights are firstly the human body, seen as an index reliant on the natural world, secondly the globe and finally, language. These three frames generate rights to food, water, sleep and shelter, environmental protection and a right against dehumanization. This book is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of human rights and semiotics of law.
Summary Book Review Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium by Sherry Mckay:
Download or read book Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium written by Sherry Mckay and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-05-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Architecture and design have been used to exert control over bodies, across lines of class, gender and race. They regulate access to certain spaces and facilities, impose physical or psychological barriers, and make particular activities possible for specific groups. Built in 1951, the War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of British Columbia is a prize-winning example of modernist architecture. Although conceived to honour the dead of World War II, it was far from being a neutral memorial and gymnasium for everyday athletes. This collection shows what the design, construction and shifting functions and spatial configurations of the building reveal about the values and aspirations of the university in the post-war years. It shows how the building reflected the social and power relations among university administrators, architects and planners, faculty, staff and students, and demonstrates how the culture and structure of the gymnasium responded to changing attitudes to competition, discipline, profession, gender, race and health. As the editors explain, built form has politics, and culture - sporting culture - is just politics by another name.
Summary Book Review Transnational Cinema and Ideology by Milja Radovic:
Download or read book Transnational Cinema and Ideology written by Milja Radovic and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-13 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Increasingly, as the production, distribution and audience of films cross national boundaries, film scholars have begun to think in terms of ‘transnational’ rather than national cinema. This book is positioned within the emerging field of transnational cinema, and offers a groundbreaking study of the relationship between transnational cinema and ideology. The book focuses in particular on the complex ways in which religion, identity and cultural myths interact in specific cinematic representations of ideology. Author Milja Radovic approaches the selected films as national, regional products, and then moves on to comparative analysis and discussion of their transnational aspects. This book also addresses the question of whether transnationalism reinforces the nation or not; one of the possible answers to this question may be given through the exploration of the cinema of national states and its transnational aspects. Radovic illustrates the ways in which these issues, represented and framed by films, are transmitted beyond their nation-state borders and local ideologies in which they originated – and questions whether therefore one can have an understanding of transnational cinema as a platform for political dialogue.
Summary Book Review Populist Nationalism in Pre-War Japan by Leslie R Oates:
Download or read book Populist Nationalism in Pre-War Japan written by Leslie R Oates and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-10-18 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nakano has received very little attention in works in English on the relevant period, as his approaches to effective power were limited while his career also lacks the violent drama associated with movements resorting to terrorism. Even in Japan he has not been made the subject of much academic enquiry. Though remaining a fairly well-known figure he is more generally consigned to the class of ‘ultra-nationalists’ who are blamed for the disaster of Japan’s defeat. This book uses material from the few biographies available in conjunction with some short sketches of Nakano by others, biographies of associates and official publications covering his and related political activities. Primary sources include a representative range of Nakano’s own writings, as well as speeches in the Diet. Interviews with Nakano’s two surviving sons and other close associates also feature.
Summary Book Review No Sure Victory by Gregory A. Daddis:
Download or read book No Sure Victory written by Gregory A. Daddis and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conventional wisdom holds that the US Army in Vietnam, thrust into an unconventional war where occupying terrain was a meaningless measure of success, depended on body counts as its sole measure of military progress. In No Sure Victory, Army officer and historian Gregory Daddis looks far deeper into the Army's techniques for measuring military success and presents a much more complicated-and disturbing-account of the American misadventure in Indochina. Daddis shows how the US Army, which confronted an unfamiliar enemy and an even more unfamiliar form of warfare, adopted a massive, and eventually unmanageable, system of measurements and formulas to track the progress of military operations that ranged from pacification efforts to search-and-destroy missions. The Army's monthly "Measurement of Progress" reports covered innumerable aspects of the fighting in Vietnam-force ratios, Vietcong/North Vietnamese Army incidents, tactical air sorties, weapons losses, security of base areas and roads, population control, area control, and hamlet defenses. Concentrating more on data collection and less on data analysis, these indiscriminate attempts to gauge success may actually have hindered the army's ability to evaluate the true outcome of the fight at hand--a roadblock that Daddis believes significantly contributed to the many failures that American forces suffered in Vietnam. Filled with incisive analysis and rich historical detail, No Sure Victory is not only a valuable case study in unconventional warfare, but a cautionary tale that offers important perspectives on how to measure performance in current and future armed conflict. Given America's ongoing counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, No Sure Victory provides valuable historical perspective on how to measure--and mismeasure--military success.
Download or read book Lanndra's War written by Simon Fox and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2015-12-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Global war engulfs the planet Isska. Will anyone survive? ... LANNDRA’S WAR is Part 2 of The FirstLord Chronicles, a cutting-edge hard-core science-fiction ebook series by English novelist Simon Fox. The series is centred on Isska, a planet inhabited by a humanoid species locked in an ancient inter-racial conflict. Will the Isskans destroy their world through ceaseless warfare, or will they achieve their interstellar destiny?
Summary Book Review Belonging: The Civil War’s South We Never Knew by Judith Y. Shearer & Derek B. Hankerson:
Download or read book Belonging: The Civil War’s South We Never Knew written by Judith Y. Shearer & Derek B. Hankerson and published by Archway Publishing. This book was released on 2015-07-29 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: G.A. Henry defended a slave in court, but years later he fought for the Confederacy. The question is why? Continuing the creative nonfiction narrative she began in her first book, All Bones Be White, Judith Shearer--whose family owned slaves--teams up with Derek Boyd Hankerson--some of whose family were slaves--to reveal Henry’s motivations in the second part of an action-packed trilogy. In the book, you’ll learn why some blacks fought for the South during the Civil War, how DNA testing is helping uncover new information about the past, and the black experience in the Southern states leading up to our nation’s deadliest war. More importantly, you’ll find out what happened to Cassy, the Kentucky slave who was put on trial for allegedly killing a white woman. Henry did his best to save her life, but what happened would change the course of his life. Delve into an important story that’s been forgotten for too long, and gain a clearer picture of what the South was like for blacks before and during the nation’s split with Belonging: The Civil War’s South We Never Knew.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah Tarlow:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial written by Sarah Tarlow and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 872 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.