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War, Politics and Experience


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This series publishes interdisciplinary, single-authored and edited volumes that address the experiences of war and the everyday politics of war-making that shape and are shaped by those experiences. These works aim to push the boundaries of knowledge and disciplinarity by offering new, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically rich approaches to understanding the experiential politics of war in the post-World War II period.

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Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War

Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War

N.A.J. Taylor, Robert Jacobs
September 18, 2017

This edited volume reconsiders the importance of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki from a post-Cold War perspective. It has been argued that during the Cold War era scholarship was limited by the anxiety that authors felt about the possibility of a global thermonuclear war, and the role their...

Gender, Agency and War: The Maternalized Body in US Foreign Policy

Gender, Agency and War: The Maternalized Body in US Foreign Policy

Tina Managhan
June 16, 2017

This book traces practices of militarization and resistance that have emerged under the sign of motherhood in US Foreign Policy. Gender, Agency and War examines this discourse against the background of three key moments of American foreign policy formation: the anti-nuclear movement of the 1980s,...

Gendering Counterinsurgency: Performativity, Embodiment and Experience in the Afghan ‘Theatre of War’

Gendering Counterinsurgency: Performativity, Embodiment and Experience in the Afghan ‘Theatre of War’

Synne L. Dyvik
December 07, 2016

This book analyses the various ways counterinsurgency in Afghanistan is gendered. The book examines the US led war in Afghanistan from 2001 onwards, including the invasion, the population-centric counterinsurgency operations and the efforts to train a new Afghan military charged with...

Masquerades of War

Masquerades of War

Christine Sylvester
August 24, 2016

Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East: Experiences of Subjectification in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East: Experiences of Subjectification in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Caitlin Ryan
August 25, 2015

The book examines how exercises of power and processes of security exercised in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have formed Palestinian women as subjects. To understand how women experience occupation, this book examines the various ways in which the occupation is directed at making...

Gender Politics and Security Discourse: Personal-Political Imaginations and Feminism in 'Post-conflict' Serbia

Gender Politics and Security Discourse: Personal-Political Imaginations and Feminism in 'Post-conflict' Serbia

Laura McLeod
July 27, 2015

This book investigates competing modes of thought about gender security and aims to understand the policy implications of personal-political imaginations. The work draws upon extensive research conducted by the author in Serbia to develop a comprehensive picture of how feminist and women’s...

War and the Body: Militarisation, Practice and Experience

War and the Body: Militarisation, Practice and Experience

Kevin McSorley
June 09, 2015

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...

Fictional International Relations: Gender, Pain and Truth

Fictional International Relations: Gender, Pain and Truth

Sungju Park-Kang
April 22, 2014

This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War. Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage one to go beyond conventional or standard ways of thinking; it reshapes...

Women and Militant Wars: The politics of injury

Women and Militant Wars: The politics of injury

Swati Parashar
February 18, 2014

This book explores women’s militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women ‘do’ in wars. In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy are essentially seen as wars where collective violence (against civilians and security...

The Political Psychology of War Rape: Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Political Psychology of War Rape: Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Inger Skjelsbæk
October 07, 2013

This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a...

Joy and International Relations: A New Methodology

Joy and International Relations: A New Methodology

Elina Penttinen
March 11, 2013

This book aims to develop new methodology for the study of international relations (IR) based on joy, informed by current thinking about posthumanism, feminist theory and positive psychology. It examines how the mechanistic-deterministic worldview derived from the Newtonian model has influenced the...

The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy: Performative Construction of the War on Terror

The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy: Performative Construction of the War on Terror

Cami Rowe
February 11, 2013

This book offers a study of post-9/11 anti-war organizations in the United States and their role in domestic foreign policy debates. The moment of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been much cited in political and cultural scholarship and much attention has been paid to the promotion of "War on...

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