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Author Soeters, Joseph, author

Title Sociology and military studies : classical and current foundations / Joseph Soeters
Edition First edition
Published London : Foutledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 218 pages)
Summary "This book examines the connection between sociology and the challenges faced by the modern military. Military sociology has received little attention in the borader academic world, and is mostly focused on civil-military relations. This book seeks to address this gap and combines ideas, theories and insights from sociology's founding authors, with each chapter focusing on a specific thinker. There are chapters on Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, George Simmel, Jane Addams, W.E.B. Du Bois, Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Morris Janowitz, Norbert Elias, Cornelis Lammers, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Cynthia Enloe and Bruno Latour, and each essay discusses their ideas and theories in relation to topics that are of concern in and around the military today. Military studies are taken in a broad sense here, so the volume encompasses a wide range of issues, including civil-military relations, military-political affairs, performance and outcomes of military operations, organizational arrangements including technology and the composition and the performance and wellbeing of personnel. The book intends to provide views and insights that will help the military to innovate their organizations and practices, not necessarily in the usual functional way of innovating (i.e. faster, more precise, etc.) but in a broader way. This book will be of great interest to students of sociology, military studies, civil-military relations, war and conflict studies, and IR in general."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Taylor & Francis Group, viewed August 15, 2018)
Subject Political sociology
Sociology, Military
Political sociology.
Sociology, Military.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315182130
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9781351724258
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