War: Interdisciplinary Investigations

War: Interdisciplinary Investigations
edited by Julia Boll

ISBN: 978-1-904710-48-6
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CONTENTS

Introduction
Part I: Case Studies
Black Soldiers: Military Force and Slavery in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Victor Enthoven
Moving to the West: Mass Displacement and State-Society Relations in Wartime China, 1937-1945
Lu Liu
Breaking Silences and Telling Stories: Renegotiating the Meaning of the Border War in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Gary Baines
The Madness of Coalitions
Thomas M. Kane
Part II: The Mediation and Mediatisation of War
The Language of War: George W. Bush’s Discursive Practises in Securitising the Western Value System in the War on Terror
Janicke Stramer
The Immediacy of Narrated Combat: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Public Spectacle
Jason T. McEntee
Experiencing War the Video Game Way
Sue Scheibler
Representations of British Soldierly Identity in Print Media and  Soldiers’ own Photographic Accounts
K. Neil Jenkings, Trish Winter and Rachel Woodward
Part III: Writing about War
Ethical Crossings in War Writing: Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost and the Sri Lankan Civil War
Elke Rosochacki
Mobility and Transformation: Engaging the Enemy in Larry Heinemann’s Paco’s Story
David Boulting
The Unlisted Character: Representing War on Stage
Julia Boll
Part IV: Protection: Transitory, Illusory or Reality?
Is the War on Terror Real? Should it be?
Avery Plaw
Rights and Duties of the Individual to Disobey Manifestly Illegal Orders under International Law
Hitomi Takemura
International Security and the Paradox of Proximity in the Coverage of War Using Convergent ICTs
Lucas Walsh
Part V: Ethics, Morality and Philosophy of War
Torture and the “Ticking Bomb”: a Case Study of Fantasy in the so-called War on Terror
Bob Brecher
The Mechanics of Judgment on the Topic of War
Kimana Zulueta-Fuelscher
The Laws of War in Outer Space: Some Legal Implications for the Jus ad Bellum and the Jus in Bello of the Militarisation and Weaponisation of Outer Space
Arjen Vermeer
Questioning Just War Thinking
Tarik Kochi
Part VI: Prohibition, Interventions and Alternatives
Reconstructing War as a Pathology of Under-Development and the Imperative for Western Humanitarian Intervention
Julien Barbara
The Killers and the Dead: An Exploration of the Viability of and Alternatives to Lethal Warfare
Seth B. Scott
Reflecting on Human Security , or: About the Inherent Human Nature of National Security
Efstathios T. Fakiolas
Teaching Nonviolence
Helen Fox