This volume shows the importance for international security studies for better understanding the social dynamics of peace and conflict. It illustrates the crucial role that culture and symbols play in facilitating peace or fostering conflict and intended for anthropologists widely.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction / Revitalizing International Security Analysis: Contributions from Culture and Symbolic Process -- Confronting Peace and War -- Anthropology and International Security -- Compromise and the Rhetoric of Good and Evil -- Inducement to Military Participation in Tribal Societies -- Dynamics of Conflict -- Images of the Other -- Values and the Exercise of Power: Military Elites -- Achieving Social Competence in the Navy Community -- Loyal Citizens of the Republic: Morality, Violence, and Popular Support for the IRA and INLA in a Northern Irish Ghetto -- Dynamics of Peace -- The Communist Ethic and the Spirit of China's Party Cadres -- Rivalry and the Rise of Swiss Neutrality: The Feud in the Peace -- Philippine Verticality and the Deflection of Class Conflict -- Fourth World Responses to External Threats: The Dené -- Conclusion / Expanding the Anthropology of Peace and Conflict
Robert A. Rubinstein, Mary LeCron Foster