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Orion Anderson on Mon, 2 Jul 2007 23:24:16 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> Call for Book Editor: The Meaning of Warfare in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries


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CALL FOR BOOK EDITOR:

"Dying and Killing for Nations: The Meaning of Warfare in the Twentieth and
Twenty-First Centuries"

Dear Colleague,

Richard Koenigsberg has contracted with a major scholarly publisher to
create and develop a Book Series entitled:

IDEOLOGIES OF WAR, GENOCIDE AND TERROR: Sources and Meanings of Political
Violence in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

We seek an Editor for the first volume of this series entitled:

DYING AND KILLING FOR NATIONS: The Meaning of Warfare in the Twentieth and
Twenty-First Century

This interdisciplinary volume will consist of papers from creative scholars
presenting research, insights and theories from the fields of history,
anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology and military
studies--with the goal of illuminating the causes and meanings of an
institution or activity whose persistence threatens the survival of the
human species.

Key elements of this position involve receiving and evaluating submissions,
working with authors to refine their contributions, and helping authors
deliver articles according to guidelines provided by the publisher.

PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL TO RAKoenigsberg {AT} earthlink.net and/or call
718-393-1081 telling us why you are qualified for this project and how you
can contribute significantly to its success.

A description of the volume appears directly below:

With best regards,
Orion Anderson

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Description of the First Volume of the book series:

Dying and Killing for Nations: The Meaning of Warfare in the Twentieth and
Twenty-First Century

Nearly one-hundred million people died in the Twentieth Century as a result
of wars initiated by states. In the years before September 11, 2001, the
power of the institution of warfare seemed to be diminishing. Boundaries
between nations weakened as the global village predicted by Marshall McLuhan
began to emerge. Recently, however, we have returned to a world dominated by
ideologies of conflict and political violence.

Journalists and historians produce accounts of the massive violence
generated by warfare. But do we really understand why wars have occurred and
continue to occur? This volume will present research and theoretical
perspectives interrogating the causes and meanings of warfare.

To apply for the position of editor of this volume PLEASE RESPOND VIA EMAIL
TO RAKoenigsberg {AT} earthlink.net and/or call 718-393-1081. Please tell us why
you are qualified for this project and how you can contribute significantly
to its success.

Because wars have recurred throughout history, people often conceive of this
activity as an immutable element of society, even as human nature. Viewing
war as a socially constructed institution, this volume seeks to understand
why human beings have created and become attached to a form of behavior
whose primary product is destruction and self-destruction.

Some scholars suggest that political violence today differs from previous
forms of violence in that groups no longer seek to achieve concrete goals,
but rather die and kill in the name of sacred ideals. This volume builds on
the assumption that warfare in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
always has represented a clash or competition between sacred symbols.
Collective acts of violence have occurred--are considered legitimate and
righteous--when undertaken in the name of idealized objects given names like
"France," "Germany," and "America."

This interdisciplinary volume will consist of articles presenting the
insights of scholars from the fields of history, anthropology, political
science, psychology and sociology--with the objective of illuminating the
causes and meanings of an institution or activity whose persistence
threatens the survival of the human species.

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