Fieldwork Under Fire

Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Author: Carolyn Nordstrom,Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520089945

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 6368


"Required reading for anyone about to leave for the field. . . . A timely, deserving, and original contribution to a rapidly growing body of literature on the study of violence."—Jean-Paul Dumont, George Mason University

Under fire

gun buy-backs, exchanges and amnesty programs

Author: Police Executive Research Forum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 234

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Under Fire: Women and World War II

Yearbook of Women’s History/Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis 34

Author: Eveline Buchheim,Ralf Futselaar

Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren

ISBN: 9087044755

Category: Women and war

Page: 192

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Since the 1970s, when the dominance of military histories of the World Wars ended, and social historical histories of conflict rose to prominence, women have come to play an increasingly important role in mainstream stories about the Second World War. Although this is undeniably a valuable development, the perspectives on women that arose have in many respects remained limiting – although in new ways. Women have been portrayed as carers, as victims (notably of sexual violence), but rarely as agents of their own fate. This volume focuses on this last group. In spite of the undeniable suffering and victimization that befell so many women during the war, for others the war also opened opportunities and awakened ambitions. The articles in this volume, which cover both Europe and Asia, bring together some of the women who took initiatives, of which they sometimes suffered the dire consequences, sometimes enjoyed the fruits.

Under Fire: The Story of a Squad

Author: Henri Barbusse

Publisher: Fireship Press

ISBN: 1934757896

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Under Fire: The Story of a Squad The most powerful, brutal, and vivid novel to come out of WW-I To the men of the French Sixth Battalion, war is not about bands playing and flags waving. It is about mud, lice, and death. It is about survival under the worst possible conditions, where a wound that put you in the hospital made you a lucky man. Under Fire was one of the first novels to come out of WW-I, being published even before the war was over. It's realism and intensity set the standard for the war novels to come, including Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, and Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. It's realism, however, is not manufactured. It was born out of the experiences of the author who began work on the novel literally while he was still in the trenches. The book has no plot in the traditional sense. It is a series of incidents woven together to present the reality of the war. It's power lies in the incredibly vivid pictures it presents. In 1916 it won the prestigious Goncourt Prize, given by the Academie Goncourt to the author of "the best and most imaginative prose work of the year" and is, even today, considered one of the great war novels of all time."

Coming Out Under Fire

Author: Allan Berube

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743210719

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 384

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Among the many histories of fighting men and women in World War II, little has been written about the thousands of homosexuals who found themselves fighting two wars--one for their country, the other for their own survival as targets of a military policy that sought their discharge as "undesirables." To write this long overdue chapter of American history, Allan Bérubé spent ten years interviewing gay and lesbian veterans, unearthed hundreds of wartime letters between gay GIs, and obtained thousands of pages of newly declassified government documents. While some gay and lesbian soldiers collapsed under the fear of being arrested, interrogated, discharged, and publicly humiliated, many drew strength from deep wartime friendships. Relying on their own secret culture of slang, body language, and "camp" to find each other and build spontaneous communities, they learned, both on and off the battlefield, to be proud of their contribution and of who they were.--From publisher description.

Gold under fire

the Christian and adversity

Author: Gary Crandall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780884692348

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Higher Education Under Fire

Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities

Author: Michael Bérubé,Cary Nelson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415908061

Category: Art

Page: 379

View: 960


Discusses the political and economic challenges for American colleges and universities, and coping with changing demographics on campus

Humanitarianism Under Fire

The US and UN Intervention in Somalia

Author: Ken Rutherford

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492609

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 8511


The international humanitarian intervention in Somalia was one of the most challenging operations ever conducted by US and UN military forces. Until Somalia, the UN had never run a Chapter VII exercise with large numbers of troops operating under a fighting mandate. It became a deadly test of the UN’s ability carry out a peace operation using force against an adversary determined to sabotage the intervention. Humanitarianism Under Fire is a candid, detailed historical and political narrative of this remarkably complicated intervention that was one of the first cases of multilateral action in the post-Cold War era. Rutherford presents new information gleaned from interviews and intensive research in five countries. His evidence shows how Somalia became a turning point in the relationship between the UN and US and how policy and strategy decisions in military operations continue to refer back to this singular event, even today.

Under Fire

Childhood in the Shadow of War

Author: Elizabeth Goodenough,Andrea Immel

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334041

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

View: 3411


Investigates the effects of war on children and children's literature.

Cooperation under Fire

Anglo-German Restraint during World War II

Author: Jeffrey W. Legro

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801469902

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9650


Why do nations cooperate even as they try to destroy each other? Jeffrey Legro explores this question in the context of World War II, the "total" war that in fact wasn't. During the war, combatant states attempted to sustain agreements limiting the use of three forms of combat considered barbarous—submarine attacks against civilian ships, strategic bombing of civilian targets, and chemical warfare. Looking at how these restraints worked or failed to work between such fierce enemies as Hitler's Third Reich and Churchill's Britain, Legro offers a new understanding of the dynamics of World War II and the sources of international cooperation. While traditional explanations of cooperation focus on the relations between actors, Cooperation under Fire examines what warring nations seek and why they seek it—the "preference formation" that undergirds international interaction. Scholars and statesmen debate whether it is the balance of power or the influence of international norms that most directly shapes foreign policy goals. Critically assessing both explanations, Legro argues that it was, rather, the organizational cultures of military bureaucracies—their beliefs and customs in waging war—that decided national priorities for limiting the use of force in World War II. Drawing on documents from Germany, Britain, the United States, and the former Soviet Union, Legro provides a compelling account of how military cultures molded state preferences and affected the success of cooperation. In its clear and cogent analysis, this book has significant implications for the theory and practice of international relations.