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Support is the new service: gendered political obligation, the military, and collective subject formation in international relations

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An examination of support the troops discourse and civil-military relations in the US and UK from 2001-2010
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Military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq highlighted a key characteristic of contemporary Western civil- military relations. Today, a small group of volunteers fights a distant conflict while popular familiarity with military service and war declines. There is a disconnect between this way of war and enduring cultural understandings of the appropriate normative relationship between gender (particularly masculinity), military service, and citizenship. This study examines "support the tro...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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