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At War: The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
edited by David Kieran and Edwin A. Martini
contributions by Christopher Hamner, Wilbur J. Scott, Jana K. Lipman, Christine Knauer, Kara Dixon Vuic, John M. Kinder, Richard P. Tucker, Susan L. Carruthers, Bonnie M. Miller, Scott Laderman, G. Kurt Piehler, Katherine Ellison, William Watson, David Kieran, Edwin A. Martini, Sahr Conway-Lanz, Stefan Aune, Nick Witham, Mark R. Wilson and Jennifer Mittelstadt
Rutgers University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-0-8135-8432-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-8431-7 | Paper: 978-0-8135-8430-0
Library of Congress Classification E181.M523 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 355.00973

The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. 

At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.  
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