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Researching War

Researching War

Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

  • Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317418301
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 286
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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.

The ethics of researching war

The ethics of researching war

Looking for Bosnia

  • Author: Elizabeth Dauphinée
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1847794912
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 168
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Developed through a series of encounters with a Bosnian Serb soldier, The ethics of researching war is a meditation on the possibilities and limitations of responding to the extreme violence of the Bosnian war. 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 ethics of researching war is a consideration of the human encounter, exploring the political and scholarly strategies through which the 'human' is often dismissed as 'inhuman'. The book exposes the complexity of the categories of good and evil.

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.

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.

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 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
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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.

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.

Scientific Research In World War II

Scientific Research In World War II

What Scientists Did in the War

  • Author: Ad Maas,Hans Hooijmaijers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135784582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This book seeks to explore how scientists across a number of countries managed to cope with the challenging circumstances created by World War II. No scientist remained unaffected by the outbreak of WWII. As the book shows, there were basically two opposite ways in which the war encroached on the life of a scientific researcher. In some cases, the outbreak of the war led to engagement in research in support of a war-waging country; in the other extreme, it resulted in their marginalisation. The book, starting with the most marginalised scientist and ending with those fully engaged in the war-effort, covers the whole spectrum of enormously varying scientific fates. Distinctive features of the volume include: a focus on the experiences of ‘ordinary’ scientists, rather than on figureheads like Oppenheimer or Otto Hahn contributions from a range of renowned academics including Mark Walker, an authority in the field of science in World War II a detailed study of the Netherlands during the German Occupation This richly illustrated volume will be of major interest to researchers of the history of science, World War II, and Modern History.

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.

Gendering Global Conflict

Gendering Global Conflict

Toward a Feminist Theory of War

  • Author: Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231148607
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
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Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of war, building a more inclusive approach to the analysis of violent conflict between states. Considering war at the international, state, substate, and individual levels, Sjoberg's feminist perspective elevates a number of causal variables in war decision-making. These include structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, state masculine posturing, the often overlooked role of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of power, and states' mistaken perception of their own autonomy and unitary nature.Gendering Global Conflict also calls attention to understudied spaces that can be sites of war, such as the workplace, the household, and even the bedroom. Her findings show gender to be a linchpin of even the most tedious and seemingly bland tactical and logistical decisions in violent conflict. Armed with that information, Sjoberg undertakes the task of redefining and reintroducing critical readings of war's political, economic, and humanitarian dimensions, developing the beginnings of a feminist theory of war.

Napoleonic Lives

Napoleonic Lives

Researching the British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars

  • Author: Carole Divall
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 184884574X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 192
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Two hundred years ago the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars convulsed the whole of Europe. These were key events in the history of the continent, and for Britain, and they are a fascinating field for historical _ and family history _ research. More records than ever are available on the men who served in the British army during the wars _ and on their families - and Carole DivallÍs new book is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources - and get the most out of them. She gives a vivid insight into what soldiersÍ lives were like during the period and shows how much of their experience can be recovered from the records. Using the full range of sources - contemporary military records, correspondence, diaries, memoirs _ she reconstructs in detail the stories of a representative group of individuals who took part in the wars - a soldier who saw action as a marine in the Mediterranean fleet, a Gordon Highlander who was taken prisoner, riflemen who served at Walcheren, in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, artillery men who played a crucial role in battles and in sieges, a gentry family whose sons served as officers in the Peninsula and in India, and two remarkable women who were among the many who went to war with the men. Carole DivallÍs informative and accessible book will be essential reading and reference for anyone who wants to find out about the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and is keen to understand the part an ancestor played in them.

The Animal Research War

The Animal Research War

  • Author: P. Michael Conn,James V. Parker
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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When overzealous animal rights activists threaten one of America's best-known scientists and academic leaders, he collaborates with an analyst of animal rights to produce a personal account of what it is like to be a medical researcher targeted by such a powerful movement. This thoughtful and surprising book analyzes the effect of animal extremism on the world's scientists, their institutions, and professional societies. P. Michael Conn and James V. Parker analyze the motivations of animal rights extremists while also delving into the changing ways in which the public and legal system views animals. The Animal Research War counters the lies propagated by extremist animal rights organizations: for example, the fact that animals comprise only 6% of any medical research, and very little harm comes to animals under experimentation. This book is an intriguing and compelling platform from which to better understand the plight of the modern scientist and the risk to scientific advancement if animal extremism is allowed to win.

Faces of War

Faces of War

Researching Your Adopted Soldier

  • Author: Jennifer Holik
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781938226397
  • Category:
  • Page: 342
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The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) operates and maintains 25 permanent American military cemeteries overseas. In many of the countries in which these cemeteries are located, men and women officially and unofficially, through Adoption Foundation programs, adopt the graves of American service men and women in the ABMC cemeteries. Researching the service and life of a soldier while living in Europe, has its challenges, primarily because the records they need are located in archives in the United States. There is also the challenge of the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The fire destroyed roughly 80% of the Army, Air Corps/Army Air Forces, and National Guard personnel files. This is not however, the end of the story where researchers are concerned. All the tools researchers need to start exploring their World War I or World War II soldier, civilian, sailor, or Marine's service, are included in this volume. The tools include: The basics of starting research and creating a timeline of service. Resources and strategies for online and offline military research. Resources for obtaining a wide range of information on a soldier's death and burial. Instructions for ordering and using military records to reconstruct service history for men and women. And, tips for placing the soldier into historical context using higher level records. Through examples, checklists, and document images, researchers are taught how to locate and analyze records for any branch of the military. This volume focuses more on World War II records, but the process for a World War I soldier and records created, are similar. Once you understand the research process, it can be applied to either war.

Researching Amongst Elites

Researching Amongst Elites

Challenges and Opportunities in Studying Up

  • Author: Dr Christopher J Schneider,Dr Luis L M Aguiar
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409484238
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 276
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Academics often direct their research 'across' in order to examine issues that grip members of the middle classes, or 'down' in order to understand the difficulties workers and other marginalized groups endure. Research that is directed 'up' at individuals and groups with positions of greater wealth and power is less common, yet 'studying up' can contribute to our understanding of growing inequality, economic polarization and social change by studying the rich, powerful and elite in our society. Presenting the latest empirical case studies from Canada, The USA and Australia, this volume explores the challenges and difficulties involved in conducting research amongst the rich and elite, whilst shedding light on the manner in which power is harnessed, protected and controlled to manage and manipulate resources. A demonstration of the importance of studying up to our understanding of decision-making, governance and the nature of contemporary democracy in the global economy, Researching Amongst Elites will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists and geographers working in areas such as social research methods, social stratification, the sociology of elites and relations of class, wealth and power.

Experience and Memory

Experience and Memory

The Second World War in Europe

  • Author: Jörg Echternkamp,Stefan Martens
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1845459881
  • Category: History
  • Page: 332
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Modern military history, inspired by social and cultural historical approaches, increasingly puts the national histories of the Second World War to the test. New questions and methods are focusing on aspects of war and violence that have long been neglected. What shaped people's experiences and memories? What differences and what similarities existed in Eastern and Western Europe? How did the political framework influence the individual and the collective interpretations of the war? Finally, what are the benefits of Europeanizing the history of the Second World War? Experts from Belgium, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, and Russia discuss these and other questions in this comprehensive volume.

Researching Non-Heterosexual Sexualities

Researching Non-Heterosexual Sexualities

  • Author: Dr Constantinos N Phellas
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409483886
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
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After widespread neglect over many years, the study of human sexuality has recently come to the forefront of many of the most important debates in contemporary society and culture. This book addresses seriously the issue of how to improve the methodological basis of research into non-heterosexual sexualities, exploring the key question of what different methodological and theoretical uses of intersectionality contribute to our understandings of non-heterosexual sexualities. Bringing together research from the UK, USA, Europe and Australasia, this innovative collection rethinks traditional methodologies, creating new epistemologies and applying new approaches, whilst critically examining key issues, including communities, identities, relationships, sexualities, homosexual parenthood, fostering, civil marriage, and politics. As such, it will be of interest to researchers, scholars and students across the social sciences and health professionals.

Researching your Civil War ancestors in Wisconsin

Researching your Civil War ancestors in Wisconsin

  • Author: Dennis R. Moore
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 258
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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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Modern Just War Theory

Modern Just War Theory

A Guide to Research

  • Author: Michael Farrell
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810883457
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 422
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Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research, by scholar and librarian Michael Farrell, serves as a manual for students and scholars studying Christian just war theory, helping them navigate the wealth of just war literature produced in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.