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The Descents of Military Violence against Civilians: a history of the present

Collstedt, Christopher LU (2014) In Scandinavian Journal of History 39(2). p.153-169
Abstract
Inspired by the works of Michel Foucault and Erling Sandmo, this article explores contemporary discourses of military violence against civilians from a genealogical perspective. The purpose is to shed light on the historicity of certain structures of knowledge, thoughts, politics and ethics that are fundamental for the ways in which military violence against civilians is put into words, interpreted and explained in various situations and contexts today. My main argument is that the descents of Swedish contemporary discourse on military violence against civilians can be traced back to epistemological and politico-legal conflicts in the 17th century.
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violence, military, civilians, genealogy, epistemology, discourse
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Scandinavian Journal of History
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39
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2
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153 - 169
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Routledge
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  • wos:000336833300002
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1502-7716
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10.1080/03468755.2013.875060
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English
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {153--169},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of History},
  title        = {The Descents of Military Violence against Civilians: a history of the present},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03468755.2013.875060},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2014},
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