The embodiment of war: reflections on the tour of duty

Brighton, Shane (2004) The embodiment of war: reflections on the tour of duty. Journal for Cultural Research, 8 (1). pp. 51-74. ISSN 1479-7585

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This essay approaches voyeurism from the point of view of the soldier on a “tour of duty” and teases out the implicit connections between the military gaze and the tourist gaze. While in training or on the battlefield, soldiers are driven by common discourses of patriotism, masculinity and heroism. However, Brighton explains that the coherence of fighting units is also a function of R&R and leisure time—when soldiers become tourists.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ1305 Scope of international relations. Political theory. Diplomacy
Depositing User: Shane Brighton
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 11:51
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2012 11:51
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