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Economy of force : counterinsurgency and the historical rise of the social, Patricia Owens

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Economy of force : counterinsurgency and the historical rise of the social
Title
Economy of force
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counterinsurgency and the historical rise of the social
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Patricia Owens
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Language
eng
Summary
Retrieving the older but surprisingly neglected language of household governance, Economy of Force offers a radical new account of the historical rise of the social realm and distinctly social theory as modern forms of oikonomikos - the art and science of household rule. The techniques and domestic ideologies of household administration are highly portable and play a remarkably central role in international and imperial relations. In two late-colonial British 'emergencies' in Malaya and Kenya, and US counterinsurgencies in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, armed social work was the continuation of oikonomia - not politics - by other means. This is a provocative new history of counterinsurgency with major implications for social, political and international theory. Historically rich and theoretically innovative, this book will interest scholars and students across the humanities and social sciences, especially politics and international relations, history of social and political thought, history of war, social theory and sociology.--
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1975-
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Owens, Patricia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in international relations
Series volume
139
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  • Political sociology
  • Households
  • Counterinsurgency
  • International relations
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Economy of force : counterinsurgency and the historical rise of the social, Patricia Owens
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-341) and index
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: oikonomia in the use of force; 2. The really real? A history of 'social' and 'society'; 3. Out of the confines of the household?; 4. The colonial limits of society; 5. 'More than concentration camps': the battle for hearths in two late-colonial emergencies; 6. Society itself is at war: new model pacification in Vietnam; 7. Oikonomia by other means: counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq; 8. Conclusion: 'it's the oikos, stupid'
Control code
FIEb17763319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9781107121942
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908250386
Label
Economy of force : counterinsurgency and the historical rise of the social, Patricia Owens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-341) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: oikonomia in the use of force; 2. The really real? A history of 'social' and 'society'; 3. Out of the confines of the household?; 4. The colonial limits of society; 5. 'More than concentration camps': the battle for hearths in two late-colonial emergencies; 6. Society itself is at war: new model pacification in Vietnam; 7. Oikonomia by other means: counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq; 8. Conclusion: 'it's the oikos, stupid'
Control code
FIEb17763319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 357 pages
Isbn
9781107121942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908250386

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