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The Routledge Handbook of War and Society

Iraq and Afghanistan

Edited by: Steven Carlton-Ford , Morten G. Ender

Print publication date:  August  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415567329
eBook ISBN: 9780203844335
Adobe ISBN: 9781136919398

10.4324/9780203844335
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This new handbook provides an introduction to current sociological and behavioral research on the effects of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan represent two of the most interesting and potentially troubling events of recent decades. These two wars-so similar in their beginnings-generated different responses from various publics and the mass media; they have had profound effects on the members of the armed services, on their families and relatives, and on the people of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Analyzing the effect of the two wars on military personnel and civilians, this volume is divided into four main parts:

Part I: War on the Ground: Combat and Its Aftermath

Part II: War on the Ground: Non-Combat Operations, Noncombatants, and Operators

Part III: The War Back Home: The Social Construction of War, Its Heroes, And Its Enemies                                                                                                                         

Part IV: The War Back Home: Families and Youth on the Home Front

With contributions from leading academic sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, military researchers, and researchers affiliated with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), this Handbook will be of interest to students of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, military sociology and psychology, war studies, anthropology, US politics, and of youth.

Steven Carlton-Ford is associate professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. He recently served for five years as the editor of Sociological Focus.

Morten G. Ender is professor of sociology and Sociology Program Director at West Point, the United States Military Academy. He is the author of American Soldiers in Iraq (Routledge 2009).

Table of contents

Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Fighting two protracted wars Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Fighting the irregular war in Afghanistan Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Learning the lessons of counterinsurgency Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Twenty-first century narratives from Afghanistan Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Two US combat units in Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Capture of Saddam Hussein Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Apples, barrels, and Abu Ghraib Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The war on terror in the early twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Policing post-war Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Policing Afghanistan Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Managing humanitarian information in Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Role of contractors and other non-military personnel in today’s wars Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Evaluating psychological operations in Operation Enduring Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Armed conflict and health Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Iraqi adolescents Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Globalization and the invasion of Iraq Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Pakistan and Afghan crisis Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mass media as risk-management in the “war on terror” Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Talking war Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Debating anti-war protests Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Making heroes Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Making the Muslim enemy Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Greedy media Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Military child well-being in the face of multiple deployments Download PDF
Chapter  25:  American undergraduate attitudes toward the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Download PDF
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