War Narratives And The American National Will In War

Author: Jeffrey J. Kubiak
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137426208
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War Narratives And The American National Will In War from the Author: Jeffrey J. Kubiak. The understanding of the national will in war needs to move beyond untested maxims that the nation is averse to conflicts which are not costless and quick. To better understand the true American will, one must ask the following: What variables shape the durability of American policy of war once initiated, and what makes the American political will vulnerable? Central to understanding national will in war is the role played by the war narrative - the rhetorical legitimation of the war policy. Using thorough case studies examining the construction of, and the elite debate on, the war narratives of the Vietnam War, US involvement in Somalia, and Iraq War, Kubiak generates valuable insights into the dynamics of the national will. Constructing both the desirability and feasibility of war policy, the war narrative plays an important role in determining the strength of the national will in conflict.

War Time

Author: Mary L. Dudziak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019931585X
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War Time from the Author: Mary L. Dudziak. Mary Dudziak's original analysis of American wartime and its effect on law, policy, and our ideas about time itself, now available in paperback.

One Woman S World War Ii

Author: Violet A. Kochendoerfer
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813130392
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One Woman S World War Ii from the Author: Violet A. Kochendoerfer. Judge Mac Swinford was one of the longest-serving federal judges in United States history. During his lengthy tenure in the Kentucky courts, he came to know and appreciate the deep complexity of the law, understanding that it could be solid and fluid, broad and narrow, kind and harsh, changeless yet always evolving. In this service to the state and to the law, he felt that it was often his fellow lawyers who touched and educated him most. Kentucky Lawyer presents the most humorous, enlightening, and poignant moments of a remarkable fifty-year career. Judge Swinford offers a unique Kentucky history, recounting instances of the drama and romance of the Kentucky bar. In √íA Kentucky Ghost Story,√ď he takes readers to the banks of Crooked Creek in Harrison County, where the spirit of a wrongfully accused man still affects judicial decisions. √íCost of Love√ď recalls a trial in Carlisle County in which a scorned lover files suit against her ex-fianc¬é for breach of promise, claiming ten thousand dollars for a broken heart. Remembering some of Kentucky√ēs most revered and respected jurists, Judge Swinford relates American culture in its most intimate and significant sense, through the acts and expressions of local leaders in the everyday affairs of life. His stories of humble commitment highlight the lives of men such as Henry Clay, Lieutenant Governor Rodes K. Myers, and Senator Joe C.S. Blackburn, who championed unpopular cases and stood on the forefront of government and community affairs. Kentucky Lawyer pays tribute to some of Kentucky√ēs √ítruly great men,√ď with the hope that legend will preserve them for us in memory. Now back in print, this classic book illuminates the varied work and world of the twentieth-century lawyer with elegance and humor.

A History Of Islam In America

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139788914
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A History Of Islam In America from the Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri. Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.

Race For Citizenship

Author: Helen Heran Jun
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814742971
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Race For Citizenship from the Author: Helen Heran Jun. "Original and compelling. Bringing her considerable knowledge of historical and contemporary political theory to bear on her readings of African and Asian American literature and film, Jun analyzes how discourses of race, gender, and national belonging, American orientalism, and American feminism have shaped African and Asian American lives in relation to each other. Simultaneously sophisticated and accessible, Race for Citizenship fills a critical lacuna in race relations studies." ---ELAINE KIM, University of California, Berkeley --

Ethics Norms And The Narratives Of War

Author: Pamela Creed
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415518105
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Ethics Norms And The Narratives Of War from the Author: Pamela Creed. This book examines the ethics and values that render a war discourse normative, and features the stories of American soldiers who fought in the Iraq War to show how this narrative can change. The invasion of Iraq, launched in March 2003, was led by the United States under the now discredited claim that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). However, critical questions concerning what we may be able to learn from this experience remain largely unexplored. The focus of this book, therefore, is on soldiers as systems of war ‚Äď and the internal battle many of them wage as they live a reality that slowly emerges as inconsistent with familiar beliefs and value commitments. This work offers a reflective study of identity struggle from the perspective of emotional psychology and delves into the 'narrative field' of socio-politics. Going beyond the political contestations over the U.S. military intervention in Iraq, the author analyses original research on the evolving beliefs and value-commitments of veterans of the war, exploring their faith in its 'just cause' and their personal sense of self and national identity. This book will be of much interest to students of the Iraq War, US foreign policy, military studies, discourse analysis, and IR in general.

World War 2 In Europe Africa And The Americas With General Sources

Author: Loyd E. Lee
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313293252
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World War 2 In Europe Africa And The Americas With General Sources from the Author: Loyd E. Lee. This volume discusses the best and most enduring literature of World War II years, incorporating all aspects from military and political history to social and cultural history.

Japanese American Internment During World War Ii

Author: Wendy L. Ng
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313313752
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Japanese American Internment During World War Ii from the Author: Wendy L. Ng. Collects sources of information regarding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, including personal essays, photographs, and biographies of the major figures involved.

Perilous Memories

Author: T. Fujitani
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325642
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Perilous Memories from the Author: T. Fujitani. DIVA rethinking of the differing national memories of the Second World War in the Pacific in light of recent theories of nationalism, imperialism, and colonialism./div