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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: 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.

The ethics of researching war

The ethics of researching war

Looking for Bosnia

  • Author: Elizabeth Dauphinée
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0719095123
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 168
  • View: 1882
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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.