At war: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Title

At war: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Department

History

Document Type

Book

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Description

The country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life--from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history--ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.

ISBN

9780813584300

Publication Date

2018

Disciplines

Military and Veterans Studies | Military History

Citation for published book

Kieran, David, and Edwin A. Martini. At War: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 2018.

At war: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

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