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Soldiering under occupation : process of numbing among Israeli soldiers in the Al-Aqsa Intifada / Erella Grassiani.

Author/creator Grassiani, Erella
Format Electronic and Book
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Berghahn Books,
Descriptionxv,148 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Understanding Israeli soldiers -- Israel: a militarized society -- Uprisings -- Soldiers as perpetrators -- Misbehaviour and violence -- Conclusion -- Studying soldiers -- Becoming or being a perpetrator -- Space, power, (mis)behaviour and morality -- Physical closeness and distance -- Constructed moralities in speech -- Moral disengagement and denial -- Perpetrators' accounts -- Conclusion -- Checkpoints, arrests and patrols: spaces of occupation -- Policing by soldiers: dirty work -- Checkpoints: obstruction of passage -- Arrests and 'straw widows': entering the private Palestinian domain -- Patrolling -- Conclusion -- Performing as occupiers: operational dynamics -- Routine -- Relations of power -- Tired, bored and scared: emotional, physical and cognitive numbing -- Anger, boredom, frustration and more: the emotional dimension -- Hot, cold and tired: the physical dimension -- Unclear categories and uncertainty: implications of the cognitive dimension -- Conclusion -- Blurring morals: the numbed moral competence of soldiers -- Moral professionalism -- Cognitive blurring -- Detachment: 'not thinking about it' -- Conclusion -- Morality in speech: discursive strategies of soldiers -- The minimization of moral agency -- Professionalism (miktsoayut) -- Bottom-up: soldiers' talk -- Strategic talk -- Ideology -- No need for explanation -- Critical voices: moral re-sensitizing -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- The systemic approach: taking the Israeli case outside of its borders.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references(p.137-143) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012032897
ISBN9780857459565 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN9780857459572 (ebook)

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