War Culture

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Unmanning

How Humans, Machines and Media Perform Drone Warfare

Rutgers University Press

Unmanning studies the conditions that create unmanned platforms in the United States through a genealogy of experimental, pilotless planes flown between 1936 and 1992. Rather than treating the drone as a result of the war on terror, this book examines contemporary targeted killing through a series of failed experiments to develop unmanned flight in the twentieth century. These experiments are tied to histories of global control, cybernetics, racism and colonialism. Drone crashes and failures call attention to the significance of human action in making technopolitics that comes to be opposed to “man” and the paradoxes at their basis.

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Intervention Narratives

Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror

Rutgers University Press

Intervention Narratives examines contradictory cultural representations of the US intervention in Afghanistan that justify an imperial foreign policy. Bose demonstrates that contemporary imperialism operates on an ideologically diverse terrain by marshaling familiar tropes of entrepreneurship, pet love, and Orientalist stereotypes to enlist support for the war across the political spectrum.

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Postfeminist War

Women in the Media-Military-Industrial Complex

Rutgers University Press

By examining news and documentary media produced since September 11, 2001, Vavrus demonstrates that news narratives that include women use feminism selectively in gender equality narratives. She ultimately asserts that such reporting advances post-feminism, which, in tandem with banal militarism, subtly pushes military solutions for an array of problems women and girls face. 

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Warring over Valor

How Race and Gender Shaped American Military Heroism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Edited by Simon Wendt
Rutgers University Press

By focusing on how the idea of heroism on the battlefield helped construct, perpetuate, and challenge racial and gender hierarchies in the United States between World War I and the present, Warring over Valor provides fresh perspectives on the history of American military heroism. 

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Warring over Valor

How Race and Gender Shaped American Military Heroism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Edited by Simon Wendt
Rutgers University Press

By focusing on how the idea of heroism on the battlefield helped construct, perpetuate, and challenge racial and gender hierarchies in the United States between World War I and the present, Warring over Valor provides fresh perspectives on the history of American military heroism. 

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Crash Course

From the Good War to the Forever War

Rutgers University Press

In this gripping memoir, renowned historian former Air Force navigator and intelligence officer H. Bruce Franklin offers a unique firsthand look at the American Century’s darkest hours. Crash Course is essential reading for anyone who wonders how America ended up with a deeply divided and disillusioned populace, led by a dysfunctional government and mired in unwinnable wars. 

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