Wounding the World

Wounding the World

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Wars are frequently justified 'in our name'. Militarist values and practices co-opt us, permeating our language, invading our dream space, entertaining us at the movies or in front of game consoles. Our taxes pay for those war machines. Our loved ones are killed and maimed. With killing now an integral part of the entertainment industry in video games and Hollywood films, war has become mainstream. With the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War, has come a deluge of books, documentaries, feature films and radio programmes. We will hear a great deal about the horror of the battlefield. Bourke acknowledges wider truths: war is unending and violence is deeply entrenched in our society. But it doesn't have to be this way. This book equips readers with an understanding of the history, culture and politics of warfare in order to interrogate and resist an increasingly violent world.Part I: Characteristics ofMissiles and Weaponsa#39;, International Journalof Trauma Nursing, 1.1 (Januarya€“March 1995), 5a€“6. ... 56 Peter T.Kilborn, a#39;Threats and Responses: The Economya#39;, New York Times (17 February 2003). ... 62 K.S. Dance, a#39;Diarya#39;, 6March 1916, IWM 84/58/1; Norman Shaw, a#39;Papersa#39;, letter on 14 July 1916, IWM 84/9/1; Harold Stainton, ... 88 Richard NortonTaylor, a#39;British Forces to be Equipped with Glock Pistols forProtection in Afghanistana#39;, Churchill Papers, 16/16, anbsp;...

Title:Wounding the World
Author:Joanna Bourke
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2014-11-13


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