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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.

Researching War

Researching War

Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

  • Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781317418290
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: 264
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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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Sexuality after War Rape

Sexuality after War Rape

From Narrative to Embodied Research

  • Author: Nena Mo?nik
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135186663X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 162
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This book examines the potential impact of rape survivors’ traumatic experiences in post-conflict zones. With specific attention given to the experiences of women who were sexually abused during the breakup 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 while 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 theater 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.

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.

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."

Six Days of War

Six Days of War

June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

  • Author: Michael B. Oren
  • Publisher: Presidio Press
  • ISBN: 0345464311
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first comprehensive account of the epoch-making Six-Day War, from the author of Ally—now featuring a fiftieth-anniversary retrospective Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting. Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s grasp of fact and motive, Michael B. Oren reconstructs both the lightning-fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world. Extraordinary personalities—Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin—rose and toppled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours. And the balance of power changed—in the Middle East and in the world. A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative, Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation. Praise for Six Days of War “Powerful . . . A highly readable, even gripping account of the 1967 conflict . . . [Oren] has woven a seamless narrative out of a staggering variety of diplomatic and military strands.”—The New York Times “With a remarkably assured style, Oren elucidates nearly every aspect of the conflict. . . . Oren’s [book] will remain the authoritative chronicle of the war. His achievement as a writer and a historian is awesome.”—The Atlantic Monthly “This is not only the best book so far written on the six-day war, it is likely to remain the best.”—The Washington Post Book World “Phenomenal . . . breathtaking history . . . a profoundly talented writer. . . . This book is not only one of the best books on this critical episode in Middle East history; it’s one of the best-written books I’ve read this year, in any genre.”—The Jerusalem Post “[In] Michael Oren’s richly detailed and lucid account, the familiar story is thrilling once again. . . . What makes this book important is the breadth and depth of the research.”—The New York Times Book Review “A first-rate new account of the conflict.”—The Washington Post “The definitive history of the Six-Day War . . . [Oren’s] narrative is precise but written with great literary flair. In no one else’s study is there more understanding or more surprise.”—Martin Peretz, Publisher, The New Republic “Compelling, perhaps even vital, reading.”—San Jose Mercury News

Researching the Military

Researching the Military

  • Author: Helena Carreiras,Celso Castro,Sabina Frederic
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317402618
  • Category: History
  • Page: 214
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Researching the Military focuses on the experiences of researchers who study the military around the world. It explores the historical, social, institutional and personal factors that frame research and scrutinize the way knowledge in this area impacts society and policy. More than merely analyzing research experiences (yet necessarily including them), it is also about the experiences of researchers, their position with regard to the object of their studies, the institutional context where they work and the way their research impacts the academic and policy-making fields in the respective countries. The common theme to the various chapters is reflexivity, a conscious effort at addressing the conditions of research and the position of the researcher and the research participants in that interface. By collecting diverse experiences of researchers from across the world, this volume aims to enhance reflexivity in the field of military studies and to encourage the exchange of knowledge between the academic field and the military arena. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, research methods, sociology, social anthropology and security studies, in general.

Finding the Answers

Finding the Answers

Researching World War II Army Service

  • Author: Jennifer Holik
  • Publisher: World War II Research & Writing Center
  • ISBN: 9781938226533
  • Category:
  • Page: 92
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Have you ever attempted World War II research or read any recommended beginning genealogy book and hit a brick wall because of the lack of records available online, or because all the records burned? Researchers have been conditioned through many books and websites to believe there is no way to research a soldier's service if the records burned in the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Researching the service of a World War II soldier can take many winding paths, and there are many starting points from which the research and analysis can begin. However, before we can begin our journey and learn the first part of the research strategy, we must first understand some of the roadblocks and questions that arise during research. This quick guide introduces you: -Part one of the research strategy. -Resources you can use to locate information. -How to request military records. -Where to find records. -Records used to reconstruct service history. Are you ready to research your soldier's service?

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor

Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor

  • Author: Bertram Hawthorne Groene
  • Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
  • ISBN: 9780895871237
  • Category: History
  • Page: 130
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A guide to tracing an ancestor who fought in the Civil War or identifying equipment used during the war

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.

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.

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.

Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

A Novel

  • Author: Jennifer Egan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 150118377X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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* Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction * New York Times Bestseller * A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year * A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2017 * A Time magazine and USA Today Top 10 Novel of 2017 * Winner of the Booklist Top of the List for Fiction * Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction * Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, Vogue, Esquire, Kirkus Reviews, Philadelphia Inquirer, BookPage, Bustle, Southern Living, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch “Immensely satisfying…an old-fashioned page-turner, tweaked by this witty and sophisticated writer…Egan is masterly at displaying mastery…she works a formidable kind of magic.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times The daring and magnificent novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad. She becomes the first female diver, the most dangerous and exclusive of occupations, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father’s life, the reasons he might have vanished. “A magnificent achievement, at once a suspenseful noir intrigue and a transporting work of lyrical beauty and emotional heft” (The Boston Globe), “Egan’s first foray into historical fiction makes you forget you’re reading historical fiction at all” (Elle). Manhattan Beach takes us into a world populated by gangsters, sailors, divers, bankers, and union men in a dazzling, propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

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.