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Military institutions and the sociology of war

Kurt Lang

Military institutions and the sociology of war

a review of the literature with annotated bibliography

by Kurt Lang

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Published by Sage .
Written in English


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Symbols such as the flag evoke feelings of patriotism, perhaps especially when a nation is at war. As these tribes came under the rule of nation-states, their separate tribal identities weakened as they gradually identified themselves as one people belonging to their nation-state; Park p. Constant contact is a key part to decreasing a stressful family life. They have produced a book that succeeds on multiple levels: as an important reference work, as a report of cutting-edge research, as contribution to theory and as a book that scholars and an informed lay audience will find fascinating reading.

It is called violence and the potential for it resides in every single person on this earth. World War II, which lasted less than seven years, has been estimated to be responsible for up to forty million deaths. Another definitional issue concerns terrorism. Sociologists are interested in looking at this role of the military, who takes advantage of the opportunities, and whether the training and experience of the military offer any advantages compared to civilian experiences.

Who or what is responsible? Other symbols can also be important. Graduate Student Research Opportunities and Employment In addition to working with individual faculty on research, graduate students can find employment as research assistants in a variety of projects. The best way to get family and spouses over this period, is for the deployed personnel to contact their family as soon as they arrive at their destinations as soon as military authority permits.


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Military institutions and the sociology of war by Kurt Lang Download PDF Ebook

Sociologists are also interested in military benefits related to families, like housing improvements, medical insurance, overseas schools, and child care, and how they impact both the families and the larger society.

The compilation of 40 volumes in the Heritage series led Janowitz to reflect upon the philosophical foundations for sociology, recalling Military institutions and the sociology of war book pragmatists such as George Herbert MeadSydney Hookand perhaps most importantly, John Dewey.

In various societies over time, youth has been prized in armed conflict. The Financial Times. Both newcomers and experts will find this handbook useful, particularly its comprehensive reference section.

The American men of the s were in a state of powerlessness due to the effects of World War Two and the looming threat of nuclear warfare between the United States of America and the former Soviet Union. These issues last for about six weeks, perhaps longer, especially, if the deployment doesn't go well or there are reports of bad news to the family.

New York Times, BU3. Toward the end of his stay at Michigan, Janowitz took an academic fellowship, during which he completed his first major Military institutions and the sociology of war book, The Professional Soldier.

This volume is an important contribution to the study of the military and its relation to society, and deserves a place in the personal and professional libraries of scholars and institutions who understand the importance of the questions addressed.

Mills, C. They have produced a book that succeeds on multiple levels: as an important reference work, as a report of cutting-edge research, as contribution to theory and as a book that scholars and an informed lay audience will find fascinating reading.

E-mail inquiries to:. Military sociology is a relatively minor subfield within the field of sociology. Second, war generates a stronger sense of social bonding and solidarity within the societies that are at war. Huntington's theory is said to have overlooked the transformation in international relations occurring as a result of development of nuclear weapons, the arms race, and the threat of nuclear annihilation and overestimated the ability of nations to define and achieve acceptable ends under such a war fighting context.

Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. For example, in the Vietnam War era, some civil rights leaders alleged that African Americans were overrepresented in the armed forces and therefore accounted for an unfair amount of casualties.

American Sociological Review, 47, 88— Enter the terms you wish to search for. This was a huge change and one whose impact at the time was unknown. Pellegrin, he also wrote the first textbook in military sociology.

Family Issues The proportion of military personnel who are married has increased greatly over the past fifty years, which means there are also more families and family concerns represented in the military.

His view of war is that both sides play a role to create the war so both societies have to hold part of of the blame. For example, they increase social solidarity as a society unites to defeat a perceived enemy. In more recent years, when President Bill Clinton overturned the military ban on gays and lesbians, sexual orientation became the focus of major military policy debate for the first time.

According to Mills, the power elite C. Symbolic interactionism Symbols such as the flag play an important role in marshaling support for war. As sociologist Carl Boggsp.

Another definitional issue concerns terrorism. Covered in this volume is a historical excursus of studies prior to contemporary research, interpretive models and theoretical approaches developed specifically for this topic, civic-military relations including issues surrounding democratic control of the armed forces, military culture, professional training, conditions and problems of minorities in the armed forces, an examination of the structural change within the military over the years including new duties and functions following the Cold War.

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The military also seemed to be experiencing a shift in recruitment trends, wherein the demographics of the military after World War II began to more closely resemble those of the American people. Social Organization The organization of the military has changed in many ways over the past several decades — from the draft to voluntary enlistment, from combat-intensive jobs to technical and support jobs, and from leadership to rational management.

Last modified.'Soeters' book is a landmark study of military institutions and war. Steeped in the ideas of the founders of sociology and informed by the experience of contemporary war, Soeters demonstrates the relevance of classical and current social theory for understanding the social organization of violence.

HISTORY /SOCIOLOGY WAR AND THE MILITARY IN AMERICAN LIFE Fall Professor Peter Karsten Tu, Th 1 PM, C.L. Posvar to questions regarding one or another reading in the Reserve Book Room (RBR). Military Institutions and the Sociology of War; Divale essay (RBR); Robt. O =Connell, The Ride of the Second.

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