Dark Trophies: Hunting and the Enemy Body in Modern War (Paperback)Simon Harrison (author)
Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 06/05/2014
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Many anthropological accounts of warfare in indigenous societies have described the taking of heads or other body parts as trophies. But almost nothing is known of the prevalence of trophy-taking of this sort in the armed forces of contemporary nation-states. This book is a history of this type of misconduct among military personnel over the past two centuries, exploring its close connections with colonialism, scientific collecting and concepts of race, and how it is a model for violent power relationships between groups.
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
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