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This volume is concerned with the practices of conducting research on military issues. As an edited collection, the book brings together an extensive selection of authors whose chapters engage with a core concern about the process of conducting research on military issues from a range of perspectives. The military issues, and the research questions they raise, are wide-ranging, from the practicalities of doing research with military personnel, through to the challenges of visualising military activities. Each chapter in this volume: â€¢ Describes the nature of the military research topic under scrutiny and explains what research practices were undertaken and why. â€¢ Discusses author's research activities, addressing the nature of their engagement with their subjects and analyse what the method or approach under scrutiny actually did that was distinctive because of the military context or subject of the research. â€¢ Reflects on the authorâ€™s research experiences, and the specific, often unique, negotiations with the politics and practices of military institutions and military personnel before, during and after their research fieldwork. This volume will not only provide a focussed overview of methodological approaches to critical studies of the military and military institutions and processes of militarisation and practices of militarism, but will also, importantly, account for a growth in qualitative military research which is carried out beyond the intellectual confines of military research institutions. This definitive single volume coverage of how critical military research is being undertaken by social scientists and humanities scholars today, acts as a comprehensive guide for future research.
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / General, Political Freedom / International Security, Military / General
Series Title: Routledge Handbooks
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Street Date: May 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-1327
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