The practice of war : production, reproduction and communication of armed violence /

This book offers an important contribution to a better understanding of the specific and the general in wartime. It examines how people cope and adjust to situations of war, depending upon whether these are low-intensity or high-intensity ones, on whether they are brief phases of conflict or long en...

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Other Authors / Creators:Rao, Aparna, editor.
Bollig, Michael, editor.
Böck, Monika, editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:English.
Imprint: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Subjects:
War
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
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Summary:This book offers an important contribution to a better understanding of the specific and the general in wartime. It examines how people cope and adjust to situations of war, depending upon whether these are low-intensity or high-intensity ones, on whether they are brief phases of conflict or long enduring periods of violence, with or without intermittent spells of peace. Of particular interest is the exploration of a largely new dimension of social interaction - that of the internet, thus providing a bridge between local concerns and global networks.
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Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 346 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780857450593
085745059X
1282626973
9781282626973
9786612626975
6612626976
Author Notes:

Aparna Rao (1950-2005) spent many years doing ethnographic fieldwork among numerous rural and semi-rural communities in Afghanistan, Kashmir and in western India, and published several books and papers based on her research.

Michael Bollig is a Professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne. He has conducted fieldwork in northern Kenya and northern Namibia with pastoral communities. He recently published Risk Management in a Hazardous Environment. A Comparative Study of Two Pastoral Societies (Springer/New York 2005). Michael Bollig is the speaker of the interdisciplinary research group Resilience, Collapse and Reorganisation in Social-Ecological Systems of Eastern and Southern African Savannahs.

Monika Böck is a Social Anthropologist, affiliated with the University of Cologne. She has conducted fieldwork among a matrilineal community in North-Eastern India. She is interested in kinship & gender studies, cognitive anthropology, and the medialization of war and violence. Together with Aparna Rao she published Culture, Creation and Procreation: Concepts of Kinship in South Asian Practice (Berghahn Books 2000).

Aparna Rao (1950-2005) spent many years doing ethnographic fieldwork among numerous rural and semi-rural communities in Afghanistan, Kashmir and in western India, and published several books and papers based on her research.