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Researching War

Researching War

Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

  • Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131741831X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process. Designed to be useful for teaching also, the book provides insight into feminist research practices for students and scholars wanting to further their understanding what it means to study war (and other issues) from a feminist perspective. To this end, every author follows a four-part structure in the presentation of their case study: outlining a research puzzle, explaining the chosen approach, describing the findings and, finally, offering a reflection on the feminist commitments that guided the research. This book: Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on war by drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, peace research, postcolonial theory, queer studies, security studies, and women’s studies; Showcases a multiplicity of experiences with war and violence, emphasizing everyday experiences of war and violence with accounts from around the world; Challenges stereotypical accounts of women, violence, and war by pointing to contradictions and unexpected continuities as well as unexpected findings made possible by adopting a feminist perspective; Teases out linkages between various forms of political violence (against women, but increasingly also by women); Discusses theoretical and methodological innovation in feminist research on war. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and scholars of Security Studies, Gender and Conflict, Women and War, Feminist International Relations and Research Methods.

Researching War

Researching War

Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

  • Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781138919976
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 264
  • View: 588
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Researching Warprovides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process. Designed to be useful for teaching also, the book provides insight into feminist research practices for students and scholars wanting to further their understanding what it means to study war (and other issues) from a feminist perspective. To this end, every author follows a four-part structure in the presentation of their case study: outlining a research puzzle, explaining the chosen approach, describing the findings and, finally, offering a reflection on the feminist commitments that guided the research. This book: Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on war by drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, peace research, postcolonial theory, queer studies, security studies, and women's studies; Showcases a multiplicity of experiences with war and violence, emphasizing everyday experiences of war and violence with accounts from around the world; Challenges stereotypical accounts of women, violence, and war by pointing to contradictions and unexpected continuities as well as unexpected findings made possible by adopting a feminist perspective; Teases out linkages between various forms of political violence (against women, but increasingly also by women); Discusses theoretical and methodological innovation in feminist research on war. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and scholars of Security Studies, Gender and Conflict, Women and War, Feminist International Relations and Research Methods.

Researching World War I

Researching World War I

A Handbook

  • Author: Robin D. S. Higham,Dennis E. Showalter
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313288500
  • Category: History
  • Page: 472
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Discusses secondary historical literature dealing with World War I, with essays organized by country or region and chapters dealing with topics such as the war at sea, air war, the mobilization of industry, and new military technology.

The Ethics of Researching War

The Ethics of Researching War

Looking for Bosnia

  • Author: Elizabeth Dauphinée
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0719076099
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 159
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"This book is a meditation on the possibilities and limitations of responding to and writing about extreme political violence. Framed through the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, the book explores the ethics of confronting the war criminal and investigates the possibility of responsibility not just to victims of war and war crimes, but also to the perpetrators of violence. As such, the book is a sustained consideration of the human encounter, exploring the political and scholarly strategies through which human behaviour is so often facilely defined and dismissed as 'inhuman'. In a political climate that seeks a neat distinction between good and evil, this book exposes the complexity of these categories, and their ultimate untenability." -- BACK COVER.

Finding Your Father's War

Finding Your Father's War

A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II US Army

  • Author: Jonathan Gawne
  • Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
  • ISBN: 9781612001999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 357
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Originally published in 2006 and selling through three printings, this invaluable guide has been revised and updated for a new edition. In this work, leading military historian and researcher, Jonathan Gawne, explains and shares the techniques he uses to research archives, libraries, veteran associations, and myriad other sources of information to track down wartime careers.

Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries

Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries

User Research War Stories

  • Author: Steve Portigal
  • Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
  • ISBN: 1933820500
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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User research war stories are personal accounts of the challenges researchers encounter out in the field, where mishaps are inevitable, yet incredibly instructive. Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries is a diverse compilation of war stories that range from comically bizarre to astonishingly tragic, tied together with valuable lessons from expert user researcher Steve Portigal.

Researching Japanese war crimes records

Researching Japanese war crimes records

introductory essays

  • Author: Edward J. Drea,United States. Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group
  • Publisher: Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Int
  • ISBN: 9781880875285
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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A Genealogist's Guide to Researching Civil War and Dakota Conflict Ancestors in Minnesota

A Genealogist's Guide to Researching Civil War and Dakota Conflict Ancestors in Minnesota

  • Author: Mary Hawker Bakeman
  • Publisher: x
  • ISBN: 9781932212150
  • Category: Minnesota
  • Page: 58
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Researching Japanese War Crimes Records: Introductory Essays

Researching Japanese War Crimes Records: Introductory Essays

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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Japanese war crimes committed in Asia and the Pacific between 1931 and 1945 concerned few Americans in the decades following World War II. Japan’s crimes against Asian peoples had never been a major issue in the postwar United States, and—with the notable exceptions of former U.S. prisoners of war held by the Japanese—even remembrance of Japanese wartime atrocities against Americans dimmed as years passed. American attitudes about Japanese war crimes changed markedly following the 1997 publication of Iris Chang’s The Rape of Nanking.2 Chang’s moving testament to the Chinese victims of the sack of Nanjing in 1937 graphically detailed the horror and scope of the crime and indicted the Japanese government and people for their collective amnesia about the wartime army’s atrocious conduct. The bestselling book spurred a tremendous amount of renewed interest in Japanese wartime conduct in China, Korea, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. The Rape of Nanking raised many issues that demanded further explanation. Why were the Japanese not punished as severely as the Nazis for their crimes? Did the United States suppress evidence of the criminal responsibility of activity by the emperor to ensure a smoothly running occupation of Japan? Did the U.S. government protect Japanese medical officers in exchange for data on human experimentation? Chang also charged the U.S. government with “inexplicably and irresponsibly” returning confiscated wartime records to Japan before microfilming them, making it impossible to determine the extent of Japan’s guilt.3 Others were convinced that the U.S. government retained highly classified documents that would prove Japanese guilt beyond doubt and implicate the highest levels of Japanese government and society in the crimes. These issues led concerned parties to investigate Japanese wartime records among the holdings at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland, and at other U.S. government agencies. Thorough documentation of Japanese war crimes and criminal activities among these holdings seemed unavailable, leading to speculation of an official cover-up. Suspicions that the U.S. government was deliberately concealing dark secrets were fueled when, instead of finding the records they sought, researchers encountered a card stating the records had been “withdrawn for security reasons,” as well as when they received a notice that requested information could not be located.

Presidents of War

Presidents of War

  • Author: Michael Beschloss
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0804137013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—both physically and emotionally—or were broken by them. Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before. Presidents of War combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race.

Civil War Research Guide

Civil War Research Guide

A Guide for Researching Your Civil War Ancestor

  • Author: Stephen McManus,Thomas Churchill,Donald Thompson
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 9780811726436
  • Category: History
  • Page: 115
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A comprehensive guide to tracing and researching Civil War ancestors, this updated volume includes such sources as the National Archives, Web sites, auctions, memorabilia dealers, and more.

Six Days of War

Six Days of War

June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

  • Author: Michael B. Oren
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195151747
  • Category: History
  • Page: 446
  • View: 9975
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Relates the events of the six-day Arab-Israeli war of June, 1967, discussing it in the context of regional and international politics and examining its consequences for the Middle East.

The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods

The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods

  • Author: Alison J. Williams,Neil Jenkings,Rachel Woodward,Matthew F. Rech
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317042581
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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This new handbook is about the practices of conducting research on military issues. As an edited collection, it brings together an extensive group of authors from a range of disciplinary perspectives whose chapters engage with the conceptual, practical and political questions raised when doing military research. The book considers a wide range of questions around research about, on and with military organisations, personnel and activities, from diverse starting-points across the social sciences, arts and humanities. Each chapter in this volume: Describes the nature of the military research topic under scrutiny and explains what research practices were undertaken and why. Discusses the author's research activities, addressing the nature of their engagement with their subjects and explaining how the method or approach under scrutiny was distinctive because of the military context or subject of the research. Reflects on the author’s research experiences, and the specific, often unique, negotiations with the politics and practices of military institutions and military personnel before, during and after their research fieldwork. The book provides a focussed overview of methodological approaches to critical studies of military personnel and institutions, and processes and practices of militarisation and militarism. In particular, it engages with the growth in qualitative approaches to military research, particularly research carried out on military topics outside military research institutions. The handbook provides the reader with a comprehensive guide to how critical military research is being undertaken by social scientists and humanities scholars today, and sets out suggestions for future approaches to military research. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, war and conflict studies, and research methods in general.

Researching Violence in Africa

Researching Violence in Africa

Ethical and Methodological Challenges

  • Author: Christopher Cramer,Laura Hammond,Johan Pottier
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004203125
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 183
  • View: 6350
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This book examines the ethical and methodological issues that researchers working in conflict and other insecure environments regularly face. Based on in-depth research carried throughout Africa, the contributors discuss how they adapt to working in volatile and often dangerous fieldsites.

Our Mothers' War

Our Mothers' War

American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II

  • Author: Emily Yellin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439103586
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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"Our women are serving actively in many ways in this war, and they are doing a grand job on both the fighting front and the home front." -- Eleanor Roosevelt, 1944 Our Mothers' War is a stunning and unprecedented portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before has the vast range of American women's experience during this pivotal era been brought together in one book. Now, Our Mothers' War re-creates what American women from all walks of life were doing and thinking, on the home front and abroad. Like all great histories, Our Mothers' War began with an illuminating discovery. After finding a journal and letters her mother had written while serving with the Red Cross in the Pacific, journalist Emily Yellin started unearthing what her mother and other women of her mother's generation went through during a time when their country asked them to step into roles they had never been invited, or allowed, to fill before. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including personal interviews and previously unpublished letters and diaries, Yellin shows what went on in the hearts and minds of the real women behind the female images of World War II -- women working in war plants; mothers and wives sending their husbands and sons off to war and sometimes death; women joining the military for the first time in American history; nurses operating in battle zones in Europe, Africa, and the Pacific; and housewives coping with rationing. Yellin also delves into lesser-known stories, including: tales of female spies, pilots, movie stars, baseball players, politicians, prostitutes, journalists, and even fictional characters; firsthand accounts from the wives of the scientists who created the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, African-American women who faced Jim Crow segregation laws at home even as their men were fighting enemy bigotry and injustice abroad, and Japanese-American women locked up as prisoners in their own country. Yellin explains how Wonder Woman was created in 1941 to fight the Nazi menace and became the first female comic book superhero, as well as how Marilyn Monroe was discovered in 1944 while working with her mother-in-law packing parachutes at a war plant in Burbank, California. Our Mothers' War gives center stage to those who might be called "the other American soldiers."

Surviving Field Research

Surviving Field Research

Working in Violent and Difficult Situations

  • Author: Chandra Lekha Sriram,John C. King,Julie A. Mertus,Olga Martin-Ortega,Johanna Herman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134010192
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 280
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In recent decades there has been increasing attention to mass atrocities such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other gross human rights violations. At the same time, there has been a vast increase in the number of academics and researchers seeking to analyze the causes of, and offer practical responses to, these atrocities. Yet there remains insufficient discussion of the practical and ethical challenges surrounding research into serious abuses and dealing with vulnerable populations. The aim of this edited volume is to guide researchers in identifying and addressing challenges in conducting qualitative research in difficult circumstances, such as conducting research in autocratic or uncooperative regimes, with governmental or non-governmental officials, and perhaps most importantly, with reluctant respondents such as victims of genocide or (on the other side of the coin) war criminals. The volume proceeds in five substantive sections, each addressing a different challenge of conducting field research in conflict-affected or repressive situations: Ethics Access Veracity Security Identity, objectivity, behaviour. This important text will be vital reading for students, scholars and researchers in the areas of research methods, international relations, anthropology and human rights. It will also be of keen interest to policy practioners and NGOs, and especially relevant for those working in the regions of Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Jack Hinson's One-Man War

Jack Hinson's One-Man War

  • Author: Tom McKenney
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781455606467
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country.A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war. After Union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, a lone Confederate sniper who, at the age of 57, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy. The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, including the Earp brothers, Jesse James, and Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Survived Bodies, Dead Sexualities

Survived Bodies, Dead Sexualities

Ethics and Research Approaches to Rape-in-war Narratives

  • Author: Nena Močnik
  • Publisher: Routledge Research in Gender and Society
  • ISBN: 9781138293694
  • Category: Rape trauma syndrome
  • Page: 174
  • View: 3627
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This book examines the potential impact of rape survivors� traumatic experiences in post-conflict zones. With specific attention to the experiences of women who were sexually abused during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, it addresses the sexuality of survivors, which has so far been inadequately researched, and challenges the stereotypical and victimized images and narrations that have so far prevailed in academic and public discourse about women survivors, whilst exploring the effects of those narratives on the political, social and economic status of the survivors themselves. Methodologically innovative, the book questions the processes of re-victimization that can follow fieldwork with survivors and introduces the theoretical and practical foundations of applied drama and community theatre as a research approach in this field, revealing its potential as a means of expressing a range of ethnographic, anthropological and case study research findings. Based on the narratives of advocates, scholars and different social stakeholders, together with new drama-based methodologies employed directly with survivors,�Sexuality after War Rape: From Narrative to Embodied Research�offers a sensitive and ethically responsible research approach to contesting assumptions about the sexualities of survivors of sexual violence and revealing the emancipatory potential of testifying. This book will appeal to scholars of sociology and gender studies, victimology and sexuality.

The Return of the Cold War

The Return of the Cold War

Ukraine, The West and Russia

  • Author: J. L. Black,Michael Johns
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317409531
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 290
  • View: 3379
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This book examines the crisis in Ukraine, tracing its development and analysing the factors which lie behind it. It discusses above all how the two sides have engaged in political posturing, accusations, escalating sanctions and further escalating threats, arguing that the ease with which both sides have reverted to a Cold War mentality demonstrates that the Cold War belief systems never really disappeared, and that the hopes raised in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union for a new era in East-West relations were misplaced. The book pays special attention to the often ignored origins of the crisis within Ukraine itself, and the permanent damage caused by the fact that Ukrainians are killing Ukrainians in the eastern parts of the country. It also assesses why Cold War belief systems have re-emerged so easily, and concludes by considering the likely long-term ramifications of the crisis, arguing that the deep-rooted lack of trust makes the possibility of compromise even harder than in the original Cold War.