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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.

About the Author

Chris Hables Gray, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies of Science and Technology and of Computer Science at the University of Great Falls in Montana. He has been a fellow at the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities, a NASA History Fellow, and an Eisenhower Fellow at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, and has worked extensively as a consultant and writer in the computer industry.

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:
9781572301764
Subtitle:
The New Politics of Conflict
Author:
Gray, Chris Hables
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Critical Perspectives
Publication Date:
19980813
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » Covert Government and Conspiracy Theory
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy

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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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