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An Anthropology of War: Views from the Frontline by Alisse Waterston

By Alisse Waterston

As we circulation deeper into the twenty-first century, strength, deadly strength, and injustice proceed to blow up violently into conflict, and the clients for lasting peace glance even bleaker. The horrors of contemporary war - the demise, dehumanization, and destruction of social and fabric infrastructures - have performed little to deliver an finish to armed conflict.

In this quantity, major chroniclers of battle supply considerate and robust essays that give some thought to their ethnographic paintings on the frontlines. The individuals recount not just what they've got visible and heard in battle zones but in addition what's being learn, studied, analyzed and remembered in such various destinations as Colombia and Guatemala, Israel and Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Haiti. In specified stories from the sphere, they consider the real factor of "accountability" and provide causes to figure factors, styles, and practices of warfare. via this specified lens, the participants give you the perception and research wanted for a deeper realizing of 1 of the best problems with our times.

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Avram Bornstein, Paul E. Farmer, R. Brian Ferguson, Lesley Gill, Beatriz Manz, Carolyn Nordstrom, Stephen Reyna, Jose N. Vasquez

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