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Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict

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Book News Annotation:

A fascinating study of modern war using postmodern critical tools to their best advantage by turning over the rhetoric surrounding warfare and revealing what crawls beneath. Hables (cultural studies of science, U. of Great Falls) investigates technological advances from Hiroshima to Operation Desert Storm to Bosnia and the rhetoric that disguises the deadliness of this new weaponry in buzz words like "smart weapons" "cyberwar" and "bloodless combat," analyzing, along the way, the dynamics of nationalism, greed, fear, and patriarchy that pervade military doctrines. Includes photographs.
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Synopsis:

From Operation Desert Storm to the conflict in Bosnia, computerization and other scientific advances have brought about a revolution in warfare. This book shows how our high-tech age has spawned both increasingly powerful weapons and a rhetoric that disguises their apocalyptic potential in catch phrases like "smart weapons," "cyberwar," and "bloodless combat." A skillful combination of trenchant cultural study, provocative illustrations, and engrossing military, technical, and historical analysis, Postmodern War sheds new light on the ways we conceptualize and conduct war today.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-304) and index.

About the Author

Chris Hables Gray is a 10th generation Californian who received his BA from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Board at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1991. Since then he has been a fellow at the Oregon State University (OSU) Center for the Humanities, a NASA History Fellow, and an Eisenhower Fellow at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. His teaching experience includes lecturing at UCSC, guest professorships at OSU and Masaryk, and two years with Goddard College. Currently he is an associate professor of Cultural Studies of Science and Technology and of Computer Science at the University of Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana where he lives with his wife Jane Lovett Wilson and their two sons, Corey and Zachary.

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Sarejevo to Sarejevo, the USS Oklahoma to Oklahoma City

I. The Present

1. Real Cyberwar

2. Computers at War: Kuwait 1991

3. Military Computerdom

4. The Uses of Science

II. The Past

5. The Art of War

6. Modern War

7. The Emergence of Postmodern War: World War II

8. Postmodern Wars Imaginary and Real: World War III and Vietnam

9. The Systems of Postmodern War

III. The Future

10. The Cyborg Soldier: Future/Present

11. Future War: U.S. Military Plans for the Millennium

12. Future Peace: The Remaking of Scientists and Soldiers

13. War and Peace 2000

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572301603
Subtitle:
The New Politics of Conflict
Author:
Gray, Chris Hables
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
War
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Military history
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Military history, Modern
Subject:
War -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Perspectives (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
rept. NLS 95-24
Publication Date:
19980813
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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From Operation Desert Storm to the conflict in Bosnia, computerization and other scientific advances have brought about a revolution in warfare. This book shows how our high-tech age has spawned both increasingly powerful weapons and a rhetoric that disguises their apocalyptic potential in catch phrases like "smart weapons," "cyberwar," and "bloodless combat." A skillful combination of trenchant cultural study, provocative illustrations, and engrossing military, technical, and historical analysis, Postmodern War sheds new light on the ways we conceptualize and conduct war today.

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