TITLE

Mother Courage and the Future of War

AUTHOR(S)
Farmer, Paul E.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Social Analysis;Summer2008, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p165
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
What are the true costs of war? If anthropologists are to help answer this question, it will be because we can link personal narratives (and qualitative methods) to historically deep and geographically broad analyses of conflict. This essay seeks to explore the costs of armed conflict�the economic, affective, and general social costs of war�by examining the experience of a single family, two generations of it, caught in the midst of two conflicts. Their experience links the United States to Haiti, Cuba, and Iraq. As limited as conclusions might be, in reflecting on these narratives, we might still conclude that the true costs of war are rarely, if ever, gauged.
ACCESSION #
34479041

 

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