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 notes:English.
Imprint: New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures and Tables; List of Contributors; Preface Introduction: The Practice of War; Elisabeth Colson PART I: CHANGING QUALITIES OF VIOLENCE: CASE STUDIES FROM AFRICA Chapter 1. 'We Turned our Enemies into Baboons': Warfare, Ritual and Pastoral Identity among the Pokot of Northern Kenya; Michael Bollig and Matthias Österle Chapter 2. Culture Slipping Away: Violence, Social Tension and Personal Drama in Suri Society, Southern Ethiopia; Jon Abbink Chapter 3. Catholics and Cannibals: Terror and Healing in Tooro, Western Uganda; Heike Behrend PART II: MEMORY, TRAUMA AND REDEMPTION Chapter 4. Coming Through Slaughter: The Herero of Namibia, 1904-1940; Jan-Bart Gewald Chapter 5. Trauma,
  • Therapy and Responsibility: Psychology and War in Contemporary Israel; Edna Lomsky-Feder and Eyal Ben-Ari Chapter 6. 'I Shall be Waiting for You at the Door of Paradise': The Pakistani Martyrs of the Lashkar-e Taiba (Army of the Pure); Mariam Abou Zahab PART III: ORGANIZING, ENCOURAGING AND DISSUADING: THE USES OF KINSHIP, GENDER AND RELIGION Chapter 7. Is War Gendered? Issues in Representing Women and the Second World War; Elaine Martin Chapter 8. Judging by Aesthetics: 'Due Care' in the Management of 'Collaboration' in the First Palestinian Intifada; Iris Jean-Klein Chapter 9. Islamist Militancy in Kashmir: The Case of the Lashkar-e Taiba; Yoginder Sikand PART IV: THE INSCRIPTION OF WAR IN MEDIATED WORLDS Chapter 10. In the Combat Zone; Marilyn B.
  • Young Chapter 11. 'Virtual' Discourse and the Creation and Disruption of Social Networks: Observations on the War in Kashmir in Cyberspace; Aparna Rao, Monika Böck, Katharina Schneider and Michael Schnegg Chapter 12. Martyrs, Victims, Friends and Foes: Internet Representations by Palestinian Islamists; Henner Kirchner Chapter 13. Mapping a Conflict in Cyberspace: Chiapas on the WWW; Julia Pauli and Michael Schnegg PART V: PEACE BUILDING AT THE CROSSROADS: APPROPRIATIONS OF WAR, AMBIVELENCES OF INTEREST Chapter 14. Violence and Peace Processes; John Darby Index.