The history of modern war has recently broken out of the military, political,
economic and social frameworks within which it has traditionally been studied.
Interest in the power of representations and practices to convey meaning has
turned critical attention to the cultural dynamics of war. Research in this
field embraces a wide range of concerns from war's special role in revealing the
cultural basis of the construction of gender, to political uses of population
displacement to realign national identifications, and the sometimes negative
implications of humanitarian intervention. The selective memory of war in public
commemoration, popular culture and personal recollection is also a key topic.
This series offers a forum for new work in these and other emerging areas.
Its intention is to interrogate divisions between, for example, war and society,
war and peace, allies and enemies, heroes and villains, to span all corners of
the globe, and to address all types of warfare, while maintaining a focus on the
cultural meanings of the myriad practices of modern war.
Series Editors: Professor Peter Gatrell, Dr. Max Jones, Dr.
Ana Carden-Coyne, Professor Penny Summerfield and Professor Bertrand Taithe