[Marxism] Peace Review: Psychology of War

Orion Anderson libraryofsocialscience at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 25 12:03:29 MDT 2006


NOW AVAILABLE: Special Issue of the PEACE REVIEW on the 
PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF WAR 
 
The Special Issue of the PEACE REVIEW (published by Taylor and Francis) is
now available. Based on over 150 proposals received, eleven articles were
accepted for publication. These essays represent the cutting edge of
contemporary thought on the psychology of warfare. A LIMITED NUMBER OF
COPIES OF THIS SPECIAL ISSUE NOW ARE AVAILABLE. 

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obtain a copy of the Special Issue on the PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF
WAR, please CLICK HERE. 

Articles included in this special issue are listed below. We also have
provided below brief excerpts that convey the excitement of this special
issue. 
 
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ARTICLES INCLUDE:

*	SACRIFICE, TRANSCENDENCE AND THE SOLDIER, Babak Rahimi, Assistant
Professor of Iranian and Islamic Studies at the University of California at
San Diego. 

*	GROUP PSYCHOLOGY, SACRIFICE AND WAR, Norman Steinhart, M.D.,
Research Fellow at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the
University of Toronto, Canada 

*	WAR AND THE RELIGIOUS WILL TO SACRIFICE, Patrick Porter, Tutor in
Modern History at the University of Oxford 

*	MEMORIALIZATION AND THE SELLING OF WAR, Deborah D. Buffton,
Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse 

*	THE MYTHOLOGY OF WAR, Dr. Andrew Robinson, Political theorist,
University of Nottingham 

*	THE MANIC ECSTASY OF WAR, Wendy C. Hamblet, Professor of Philosophy,
Adelphi University, New York 

*	HUMILIATION AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, Paul Saurette, Assistant
Professor School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada 

*	DOMINANCE AND SUBMISSION IN POSTMODERN WAR IMAGERY, Myra Mendible,
Associate Professor of American Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University 

*	GUILT AND SACRIFICE IN U.S. WARFARE, Carl Mirra, American Studies at
SUNY College, Old Westbury 

*	MALE GENDER INSTABILITY AND WAR, Jeannette Marie Mageo, Professor of
Anthropology, Washington State University 

*	COMBAT MOTIVATION, Johan M.G. van der Dennen, senior researcher on
war and peace at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands 

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EXCERPTS FROM THE ARTICLES:

Buffton: We see the message of war resurrecting society in war memorials.
One of the most influential sculptors of war memorials in post World War I
France created monuments in which we see a peasant woman at the grave of a
soldier marked by a cross and a helmet, but sprouting from the grave come
abundant sheaves of wheat. The message is that the blood of the dead
soldiers brings forth new life to reinvigorate the country.

Saurette: Once we understand 9/11 as fundamentally humiliating - and not
just threatening - the United States, we can make better sense of the
elements of the global war on terror. A legal approach would never have been
accepted by the administration, even if international laws were reliable and
effective enough to pursue al-Qaeda. Why? Although courts promise to provide
justice, they rarely explicitly deliver vengeance and counter-humiliation.
Criminal prosecution may provide restitution, but it could not deliver the
larger goal of counter-humiliating al-Qaeda and thus publicly
re-establishing global respect for America.

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WAR, please CLICK HERE. 
 
Mendible: Humiliation is one of the techniques through which institutions
and nations construct docile and disciplined bodies. Military institutions
inscribe the value of discipline and control on the soldier's body and
psyche. In forging a marine corps-a military body defined by strength and
hardness, the soldier extirpates any trace of the feminine. Discipline
begins with self-abnegation; absolute surrender to the authority of the
stern father figure who punishes and rewards.
 
Rahimi: The soldier's experience in believing that he is dying for something
greater than himself, for something that will outlast his individual,
perishable life in place of a greater, eternal vitality (embodied in the
national or a religious identity) is crucial for the ideological
justification of war.
 
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obtain a copy of the Special Issue on the PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF
WAR, please CLICK HERE. 
 
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