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  • Author: Philip Smith
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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2005)
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Why war?: the cultural logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez. University of Chicago Press, 2005. Diversity and commonality in national identities: an exploratory analysis of cross-national patterns. Journal of Sociology 37 (1), 45-63, 2001. Individual and Societal Bases of National Identity. A Comparative MultiLevel Analysis.

Following the 1991 war with Iraq, some US, British, and Canadian Veterans began experiencing diverse symptoms, which have been characterized as a possible 'Gulf War Syndrome'

Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez. February 2008 · Armed Forces & Society. Following the 1991 war with Iraq, some US, British, and Canadian Veterans began experiencing diverse symptoms, which have been characterized as a possible 'Gulf War Syndrome'. Although veterans have been found to have a variety of illnesses, neither the existence nor etiology of a unique syndrome has been confirmed cause health problems nearly a decade after the Gulf War is evaluated.

Why did America invade Iraq? Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to struggles for power or resources and the machinations of particular interest groups.

War Cultures and Culture Wars: Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez by Philip Smith University of Chicago Press, 2005, 264 pages. Published: 24 August 2006. by University of California Press. Contexts, Volume 5, pp 52-54; doi:10.

Why war? : theorizing the role of culture and civil discourse - Investigating culture in war : methodology, causality, case studies, and data - The Suez crisis of 1956 - The Gulf War of 1991 - The war in Iraq of 2003 - War and narrative

Why war? : theorizing the role of culture and civil discourse - Investigating culture in war : methodology, causality, case studies, and data - The Suez crisis of 1956 - The Gulf War of 1991 - The war in Iraq of 2003 - War and narrative. Abstract: Why did America invade Iraq? Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to struggles for power or resources and the machinations of particular interest groups.

Why did America invade Iraq? Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring . Comprised of case studies of the War in Iraq, the Gulf War, and the Suez Crisis, Why War? decod. Philip Smith argues that this realist answer to the age-old "why war?" question is insufficient.

I would like to thank Philip Smith, for his insight and encouragement, and Jeffrey . Why war? The cultural logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

I am also grateful to Werner Binder, Eleanor Townsley, Daria Khlevnyuk, and all the members of the Fall 2015 Yale Center for Cultural Sociology Workshop where this paper was first discussed. The promise of a cultural sociology: Technological discourse and the sacred and profane information machine. In Theory of Culture, ed. R. Munch, and .

His books include Cultural Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2001), Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War and Suez (2005), The Cambridge Companion to Durkheim (with Jeffrey C. Alexander) (2005), and Punishment and Culture (2008). Alexander Riley is Associate Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. He is the author of Godless Intellectuals?: How Durkheimian Sociology and Poststructuralism Reinvented the Intellectual Pursuit of the Sacred (2008). Библиографические данные.

Philip Smith, Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005). Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 February 2008.

Why did America invade Iraq? Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to struggles for power or resources and the machinations of particular interest groups. Philip Smith argues that this realist answer to the age-old "why war?" question is insufficient. Instead, Smith suggests that every war has its roots in the ways we tell and interpret stories. Comprised of case studies of the War in Iraq, the Gulf War, and the Suez Crisis, Why War? decodes the cultural logic of the narratives that justify military action. Each nation, Smith argues, makes use of binary codes—good and evil, sacred and profane, rational and irrational, to name a few. These codes, in the hands of political leaders, activists, and the media, are deployed within four different types of narratives—mundane, tragic, romantic, or apocalyptic. With this cultural system, Smith is able to radically recast our "war stories" and show how nations can have vastly different understandings of crises as each identifies the relevant protagonists and antagonists, objects of struggle, and threats and dangers.The large-scale sacrifice of human lives necessary in modern war, according to Smith, requires an apocalyptic vision of world events. In the case of the War in Iraq, for example, he argues that the United States and Britain replicated a narrative of impending global doom from the Gulf War. But in their apocalyptic account they mistakenly made the now seemingly toothless Saddam Hussein once again a symbol of evil by writing him into the story alongside al Qaeda, resulting in the war's contestation in the United States, Britain, and abroad. Offering an innovative approach to understanding how major wars are packaged, sold, and understood, Why War? will be applauded by anyone with an interest in military history, political science, cultural studies, and communication.

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