Heroism and the Changing Character of War: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?

Heroism and the Changing Character of War: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?

by S. Scheipers (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137362520
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/28/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Deborah Avant, University of Denver, USA
Peter Barham, Oxford University, UK
Joan Beaumont, Australian National University
Susan Carruthers, Rutgers University, USA
Andrea Dew, US Naval War College
Antulio J. Echevarria, US Army War College
Peter D. Feaver, Duke University, USA
Bernd Greiner, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung, Germany
Andreas Herberg-Rothe, University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany
Thomas Hippler, Oxford University, USA
John Hutchinson, London School of Economics, UK
Rob Johnson, Oxford University, UK
Anthony King, Exeter University, UK
Cheyney Ryan, University of Oregon, USA
Peter Schrijvers, University of New South Wales, Australia
Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University, USA
Rashmi Singh, University of St Andrews, UK
Adam Smith, University College London, UK
Sir Hew Strachan, All Souls College, Oxford, UK
Ingo Trauschweizer, Ohio University, USA
Sir Simon Wessely, King's College London, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction: Toward Post-Heroic Warfare?; Sibylle Scheipers PART I: HEROISM AND SELF-SACRIFICE - WHAT FOR? 1. Heroism and the Nation during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the Age of Military Reform in Europe; Thomas Hippler 2. 'On the Altar of the Nation': Narratives of Heroic Sacrifice in the American Civil War; Adam Smith 3. 'Heroic' Warfare and the Problem of Mass Armies, France 1871-1914; Hew Strachan 4. Heroism and Self-Sacrifice for the Nation? Wars of National Liberation; Rob Johnson 5. War against Evil: The Second World War; Peter Schrijvers 6. Mass Armies and the Cold War: Institutional Post-Heroism?; Ingo Trauschweizer 7. Heroism and Self-Sacrifice: The Vietnam War as a Case in Point; Bernd Greiner 8. The Dilemma of Cosmopolitan Soldiering; Cheyney Ryan PART II: CASUALTY AVERSION 9. Provocations on Policymakers, Casualty Aversion, and Post-Heroic Warfare; Peter D. Feaver and Charles Miller 10. 'Casualty Aversion': Media, Society, and Public Opinion; Susan Carruthers 11. Questioning the Post-Heroic Warfare Logic: Private Contractors, Casualty Sensitivity and Public Support for War in the United States; Deborah Avant 12. Redefining Standoff Warfare: Modern Efforts and Implications; Antulio J. Echevarria II PART III: COMBAT MOTIVATION 13. Cohesion: Heroic and Post-Heroic Combat; Anthony King 14. Inspirational, Aspirational, and Operational Heroes: Recruitment, Terror, and Heroic Conflict from the Perspective of Armed Groups; Andrea Dew 15. Suicide Bombers: Victims, Heroes or Martyrs?; Rashmi Singh 16. The War Within: Moral Injury and Guilt; Nancy Sherman 17. The Democratic Warrior and the Emergence of World Order Conflicts; Andreas Herberg-Rothe PART IV: FROM HEROES TO VICTIMS? 18. Citizenship, Masculinity and Mental Health in the First World War; Peter Barham 19. Why Soldiers Don't Fight; Simon Wessely 20. Remembering the Heroes of Australia's Wars: From Heroic to Post-Heroic Memory; Joan Beaumont 21. Public Ritual and Remembrance: Beyond the Nation State?; John Hutchinson

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