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The Resource Soldiers of empire : Indian and British armies in World War II, Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics and Political Science, (electronic resource)

Soldiers of empire : Indian and British armies in World War II, Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics and Political Science, (electronic resource)

Label
Soldiers of empire : Indian and British armies in World War II
Title
Soldiers of empire
Title remainder
Indian and British armies in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics and Political Science
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How are soldiers made? Why do they fight? Re-imagining the study of armed forces and society, Barkawi examines the imperial and multinational armies that fought in Asia in the Second World War, especially the British Indian army in the Burma campaign. Going beyond conventional narratives, Barkawi studies soldiers in transnational context, from recruitment and training to combat and memory. Drawing on history, sociology and anthropology, the book critiques the 'Western way of war' from a postcolonial perspective. Barkawi reconceives soldiers as cosmopolitan, their battles irreducible to the national histories that monopolise them. This book will appeal to those interested in the Second World War, armed forces and the British Empire, and students and scholars of military sociology and history, South Asian studies and international relations.--
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Barkawi, Tarak
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sociology, Military
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Soldiers of empire : Indian and British armies in World War II, Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics and Political Science, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316718612
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: decolonizing the soldier -- Part I. Colonial soldiers -- Making colonial soldiers in British India -- Unmaking an imperial army -- Politics and prisoners in the Indian Army -- Part II. Going to war -- Defeat, drill, and discipline -- Ritual, solidarity, and sacrifice -- Battle -- Part III. History and theory -- The experience and representation of combat -- Cosmopolitan military histories and sociologies
Control code
CR9781316718612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316620656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992806270
Label
Soldiers of empire : Indian and British armies in World War II, Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics and Political Science, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316718612
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: decolonizing the soldier -- Part I. Colonial soldiers -- Making colonial soldiers in British India -- Unmaking an imperial army -- Politics and prisoners in the Indian Army -- Part II. Going to war -- Defeat, drill, and discipline -- Ritual, solidarity, and sacrifice -- Battle -- Part III. History and theory -- The experience and representation of combat -- Cosmopolitan military histories and sociologies
Control code
CR9781316718612
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316620656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992806270

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