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作者 Rashid, Maria, author
書名 Dying to serve : militarism, affect, and the politics of sacrifice in the Pakistan Army / Maria Rashid
出版項 Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020
國際標準書號 9781503610415 (hbk.)
9781503611986 (pbk.)
book jacket
說明 pages cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 South Asia in motion
South Asia in motion
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Technology of rule -- A calculated dose of grief -- The land of the valiant -- Manufacturing soldiers -- Grief and its aftermath -- The value of loss -- The bodies left behind -- Pro patria mori -- A post-military world?
"State armies around the world commemorate their fallen soldiers through ceremonies of remembrance and ritual memory-making. But these "spectacles of mourning" are careful manipulations of affect, gendered and structured by the military to both acknowledge lives lost and reinforce its own omnipotence in the lives of its subjects. In Disciplining Narratives of Pain, Maria Rashid examines such practices in the Pakistani army in order to explore the state of modern militarism. She makes the case that the continued thriving of the Pakistani military apparatus is contingent upon its successful repurposing of emotion. Grounding her study in the famed martial district of Chakwal, she draws on ethnographic accounts to show how historical recruitment practices of the colonial army forged lasting cultural narratives about the military's claim on the bodies of its would-be soldiers. Rashid brings the reader through various, mundane facets of the soldier's life (and that of his family), including training, compensatory policies after a family's loss, and military funerals. The emotions of the widows and mothers of dead soldiers are mediated and leveraged to further establish the debt of sacrifice owed by citizens to the Pakistani army. Laying bare this strategy in its lived complexities, Rashid contends, is crucial to understanding and challenging the appeal of the military institution globally"-- Provided by publisher
鏈接 Online version: Rashid, Maria. Dying to serve. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020. 9781503611993 (DLC) 2019028964
主題 Pakistan. Army
Militarism -- Social aspects -- Pakistan
Military casualties -- Pakistan
Families of military personnel -- Pakistan
Military ceremonies, honors, and salutes -- Pakistan
War and society -- Pakistan
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