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Anthropology and the United States Military: Coming of Age in the Twenty-First Century
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Anthropology and the United States Military: Coming of Age in the Twenty-First Century

by P. Frese (Editor), M. Harrell (Editor)
 

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Anthropology and the United States Military is a fascinating edited collection of ethnographic research that seeks to provide visions of and for US military culture from a solid anthropological base. The volume explores several important but relatively unknown cultural variations in the defense community through a variety of lenses. A strong list of

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Anthropology and the United States Military is a fascinating edited collection of ethnographic research that seeks to provide visions of and for US military culture from a solid anthropological base. The volume explores several important but relatively unknown cultural variations in the defense community through a variety of lenses. A strong list of contributors highlight important issues such as: anthrax vaccines, the "Golden Age" culture of the military, gender roles among army spouses, weight control and physical readiness, the military advisor, and the USNA.

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"This book puts the emerging field of military anthropology on the social science research map. The rich variety of the chapters offer unique ethnographic insights into US Military culture."—Donna Winslow, Vrije University, Amsterdam
"An extraordinarily timely collection of fine articles on the military when the subject matter is in the forefront of most of the people not only in the United States but in the world at large. As anthropology is coming home to their own culture and society and the anthropology of the military is becoming its burgeoning sub-field, the volume demonstrates how anthropological methods and theories, including those by M. Maus, M. Douglas, D. Schneider, P. Bourdieu, and C. Geertz, can be successfully applied to illuminate the issues of the body, kinship, class, individual thoughts and feelings in their day-to-day lives. Written in a lucid prose, the volume should be read by all, in anthropology and beyond."—Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, William F. Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403963000
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
10/03/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela R. Frese is Professor of Anthropology at the College of Wooster and editor of Transcending Boundaries: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to the Study of Gender.

Margaret C. Harrell is Senior Social Scientist at RAND and author of numerous RAND publications.

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