9780198719663

Frontline Combat and Cohesion in Twenty-First Century

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    9780198719663

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    0198719663

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-10-06
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


Anthony King is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Exeter. He has written on sport, social theory, and the armed forces including his most recent books The Transformation of Europe's Armed Forces (Cambridge University Press 2011) and The Combat Soldier (Oxford University Press 2013). He is currently working on a book on divisional headquarters. He has acted as a mentor and adviser to the armed forces for a number of years including membership of NATO's ISAF RC (South) Prism Cell in 2009-10 in Kandahar.

Table of Contents


Part I Concepts
1. On Cohesion, Anthony King
2. Subaltern Soldiers: Essentialism, Eurocentricism and the Nation-State in the Combat Motivation Debates, Tarak Barkawi
3. On Killing: historiography and conceptual issues: contexts and concepts from the First World War to the present, Rob Johnson
Part II: Current Debates
4. From a Sociology of Units to a Sociology of Combat Formations: Militaries in Urban Combat, Eyal Ben Ari
5. Discipline and Punish: EncouragingCombat Performance in the Citizen and Professional Army, Anthony King
Part III: Historical Experience
6. Combat and Cohesion in the First World War, Antulio Echevarria
7. Re-evaluating Combat Cohesion: The British Second Army in the North-west Europe Campaign of the Second World War, Jonathan Fennell
Part IV: Case Studies
8. New Model Diggers? Australian Identity, Motivation, and Cohesion in Afghanistan, Garth Pratten
9. A Profession of Love: Cohesion in a British Infantry Platoon in Afghanistan, Patrick Bury and Anthony King
10. Hierarchy, Status, and Combat Motivation in the French Foreign Legion, Mikaela Sundberg
11. Cohesion and Misconduct: The French Army and the Mahe Affair, Pascal Vennesson
12. Cohesion, Political Motivation, and Military Performance in the Italian Alpini, Chiara Ruffa
Part V: The Home Front
13. Of FOBS and Families, Leonard Wong and Steven Gerras
14. Beyond a Battlefield, Christopher Dandeker and Simon Wessely
15. The Future of Cohesion, Anthony King

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