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Military orientalism : Eastern war through Western eyes

Author: Patrick Porter
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series: Critical war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues against the idea that culture dictates the strategy of war and only encompasses an ambiguous repertoire of ideas rather than a clear code of action. The author warns of the danger of fetishizing the exotic, which complicates a more accurate understanding of the enemy, and launches an investigation into this past trend in fictional and nonfictional narratives.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Porter
ISBN: 9780231154147 0231154143
OCLC Number: 286517971
Description: x, 263 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The embattled west --
Rethinking war and culture --
watching the rising sun: observing Japan at war --
The ghost of Genghis: Mongols and the western imagination --
Exotic enemy? America, the Taliban and the fog of culture --
Hizballa, Israel and the 2006 'July war': the divine victory.
Series Title: Critical war studies.
Responsibility: Patrick Porter.
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This book argues against the idea that culture dictates the strategy of war and only encompasses an ambiguous repertoire of ideas rather than a clear code of action. The author warns of the danger of fetishizing the exotic, which complicates a more accurate understanding of the enemy, and launches an investigation into this past trend in fictional and nonfictional narratives.

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Effectively challenges conventional cultural analyses... recommended. Choice June 2010 Overall, Military Orientalism is a... well-researched and thoughtful examination of the many misinterpretations Read more...

 
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