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Why war? [electronic resource] : the cultural logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez / Philip Smith.

By: Smith, Philip (Philip Daniel), 1964-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 254 p.).ISBN: 9780226763910 (electronic bk.); 0226763919 (electronic bk.); 9780226763880 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226763889 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): War and society | War (Philosophy) | Politics and culture | Culture conflict | Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Social aspects | Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Social aspects | Egypt -- History -- Intervention, 1956 | Guerre et société | Guerre (Philosophie) | Politique et culture | Conflit culturel | Guerre en Irak, 2003- -- Aspect social | Guerre du golfe Persique, 1991 -- Aspect social | Égypte -- Histoire -- 1956 (Intervention étrangère) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- PeaceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Why war?DDC classification: 303.6/6 LOC classification: HM554 | .S64 2005ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Why war? : theorizing the role of culture and civil discourse -- Investigating culture in war : methodology, causality, case studies, and data -- The Suez crisis of 1956 -- The Gulf War of 1991 -- The war in Iraq of 2003 -- War and narrative.
Summary: Why did America invade Iraq? Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to struggles for power or resources and the machinations of particular interest groups. Philip Smith argues that this realist answer to the age-old "why war?" question is insufficient. Instead, Smith suggests that every war has its roots in the ways we tell and interpret stories. Comprised of case studies of the War in Iraq, the Gulf War, and the Suez Crisis, Why War? decod.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-246) and index.

Why war? : theorizing the role of culture and civil discourse -- Investigating culture in war : methodology, causality, case studies, and data -- The Suez crisis of 1956 -- The Gulf War of 1991 -- The war in Iraq of 2003 -- War and narrative.

Why did America invade Iraq? Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to struggles for power or resources and the machinations of particular interest groups. Philip Smith argues that this realist answer to the age-old "why war?" question is insufficient. Instead, Smith suggests that every war has its roots in the ways we tell and interpret stories. Comprised of case studies of the War in Iraq, the Gulf War, and the Suez Crisis, Why War? decod.

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