The Warrior Ethos
Military Culture and the War on Terror
By (author) Christopher Coker
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Warrior Ethos by Christopher Coker
Book DescriptionThis is the first scholarly book to look at the role of the 'warrior' in modern war, arguing that warriors' actions, and indeed thoughts, are increasingly patrolled and that the modern battlefield is an unforgiving environment in which to discharge their vocation. As war becomes ever more instrumentalized, so its existential dimension is fast being hollowed out. Technology is threatening the agency of the warrior and this volume paints a picture of early twenty-first century warfare, helping to explain why so many aspiring warriors are becoming disenchanted with their profession. Written by a leading thinker on warfare, this book sets out to explain what makes an American Marine a 'warrior' and why suicide bombers, or Al Qaeda fighters, do not qualify for this title. This distinction is one of the central features of the current War on Terror - and one that justifies much more extensive discussion than it has so far received. The Warrior Ethos will be of great interest to all students of military history, strategy, military sociology and war studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415424523
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Coker
Improbable War, Hardback (January 2015)
This latest incisive work from Christopher Coker is a prescient analysis of the likelihood of a US-China conflict and how it might be avoided.
Can War be Eliminated?, Hardback (March 2014)
* The first book in Polity s exciting new Global Futures series, which focuses on the key questions set to determine the kind of world we re shaping for generations to come. * This short, punchy book makes a bold and compelling case for the continuation of war through the 21st century and beyond.
Men at War, Hardback (February 2014)» View all books by Christopher Coker
This is the story of the fictional warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims whose exploits thrill and appal us, capturing the existential appeal to men of war
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