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1st Edition

Masquerades of War

ISBN 9781138810693
Published May 21, 2015 by Routledge
246 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the concepts and practices of masquerade as they apply to concepts and practices of war. It is designed to helpful for students interested in critical war studies, critical security, conflict studies and international relations.

Table of Contents

Introduction: All those masquerades and wars Part I: Genres of masquerade 1. The armour of Hector: From the mediation of violence to its masquerade 2. Seems he a dove?': The masquerades of conscientious objection 3. Drawing the line between violence and non-violence in Gandhi and Fanon: Deceits and conceits 4. The foundational masquerade: Security as sociology of death 5. Masquerading Maoists and the politics of securitization in India 6. Syrian masquerades of war 7. The fangs behind the mask: Everyday life in wartime Chechnya Part II: International theaters of war and masquerade 8. Masquerading genocide in Patricia McCormick's Never Fall Down: Rehearsing, restaging, remembering, and critiquing Pol Pot time 9. Pain as masquerades/Masquerades as pain Part III: How the West masquerades war 10. Enlisting Madison Avenue: Contemporary war masquerading as a communication enterprise 11. Hiding in the light: Drawings of arms fairs 12. Research in the rape capital of the world: Multiple masquerades - a (semi) fictional account 13. Terror Wars: Boston/Iraq

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Christine Sylvester is professor of political science and of women's studies at the University of Connecticut, USA.